Friends of Don Christensen, of Webster, Wis., will gather at noon Saturday at Tony’s Riverside in Spooner for a fundraiser for Christensen. He hopes to raise enough money for a second trip to Panama, where in 2015 he received a stem-cell transplant to combat the effects of multiple sclerosis. The first transplant was a success, Christensen says, enabling him to improve his eyesight and restore strength and feeling in parts of his body.
Donations may be made at the benefit or to the shell Lake State bank/benefit for Don Christensen. He also has a GoFundMe page setup at gofundme.com/stemcellencore.