Upcoming benefit for Eric Norby

On Oct. 29 of this year, Eric Norby was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML). He was working in Dickinson, N.D. at the time, and received temporary treatment at Benefis in Great Falls. He was then transferred to Rochester, Minn.

The standard treatment is known as “seven and three”. It consists of one chemo drug for three days, and a continuous chemo for 24 hours for seven days. On day 14, another bone marrow biopsy is taken to see how treatment is working, and then another bone marrow biopsy on day 30. After that, another plan will be made depending on the results.

The Norby family will be at Mayo for a minimum of four to six weeks. A fund raiser will be held to cover the cost of unforeseen expenses during his inpatient and outpatient treatment. It will take place on Dec. 28 at Pondera Shooting Sports Club (PSSC) at 6 p.m. There will be a freewill pulled pork dinner, and The Branding Iron will have the traveling bar present.

Anyone wanting to donate money at this time is advised that there is an account set up at Stockman Bank. Make checks payable to Eric Norby Benefit Fund. Call 278-8200 for any questions for the bank.

People who have had to endure a long treatment all comment about what a “treat” it is to get mail, and especially photos (the old fashioned way) on a daily basis. Send any mail for Eric to the following address.

Rochester Methodist Hospital

201 West Center St.

Room #9-307

Rochester, MN 55902

Please contact one of the following people if you would like to donate any items for the auction.

Shannon Naylor at 750-4796 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Sherry Johnson at 450-9176 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Kelly Martin at 278-7732 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Randy Brenteson at 289-0483 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or Scott Johnson at 590-3256 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Editor’s note: Article submitted by Scott Johnson.