February 2, 2013
Above, left: Jessie Schmaltz watches the trees blow in the wind as she grasps her mother’s hand after a day at Ferndale Elementary School. Above: Kori Schmaltz checks on her daughter while she rests on her bed in the living room of their home in Milton-Freewater.
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MILTON-FREEWATER — Less than a week after opening an online auction to benefit Jessica Schmaltz, the 8-year-old stricken with seizures for most of her life, coordinators said they met their goal.