Hamilton County law enforcement goes under the razor for Nora
Officers from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department and the Webster City Police Department shaved their heads in support of Nora Scott, Jewell, who is currently battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).
Nora was diagnosed on May 8, shortly after her second birthday. She has been receiving treatment at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.
Nora’s father, Scott, is a deputy with the Story County Sheriff’s Office. In support of Nora and her fight, members of the Story County Sheriff’s Office shaved their heads in support.
Brian Miller, of Webster City, spearheaded the Hamilton County event after seeing a post on Facebook about what the Scott Family was going through and what the Story County Sheriff’s Office did.
“Hamilton County got wind of it and decided to do it to in solidarity as a family and law enforcement,” said Scott. “From there it turned into this. It’s beyond amazing.”
“Hair grows back. Anything for a good cause and helping little Nora out,” said Hamilton County Sheriff Doug Timmons. “Anything we can do to help them out, that’s what we are here for.”
The fundraiser has raised more than $5,600 within the last month, including a $1,000 donation from Spangler Automotive.
Miller thanked everyone who came out and donated for their support.
“Thanks everybody for your support,” said Miller. “Neighborhood Realty and Spangler Automotive were some big donors. A lot of people from Webster City donated.”
“It’s amazing,” said Scott. “I never figured a few us shaving our heads would turn into all this help for Nora.”
“If one of ours is suffering, we suffer,” said Timmons. “We want to be there to back them up. We got her six.”
“The biggest thing we can say is thank you,” Scott said. “We are indebted to everybody. Tremendously.”
According to Miller, individuals can still contribute to the fundraiser by dropping off cash or checks at the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, the Webster City Police Department, Neighborhood Realty or by sending donations to Miller’s address: 1105 Nancy Lane, Webster City, IA 50595. Make checks payable to Brian Miller. All funds raised will go to Scott’s cancer treatment.
The Kids Cancer Squad, along with Bethesda Lutheran Church, will be holding a fundraiser, A Royal Night for Nora, starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12. The event includes a free-will donation dinner, silent auction and raffle drawing at South Hamilton High School.
“It should be a fun event all for Nora,” Scott said.
To donate to the Hawks for Hope fundraiser on Jan. 12, contact Ostrum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year’s Hamilton County Peace Officers Association Golf Tournament proceeds will also be going towards the Scott family, according to Rod Hicok, HCPOA President.
“We’re hoping to raise $25,000 this year to offset their medical costs and all that,” said Hicok.
The tournament, scheduled for June 30, is open to the public. Anyone who wishes to donate, can contact Hicok.