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Sheriff Fitzgerald, Closs family say Jayme is doing well

Barron County (WQOW) –  On Saturday morning, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said he received a call from the family of Jayme Closs and said that Jayme woke up smiling.

“We’re going to work on Jayme’s time,” said Sheriff Fitzgerald. “We’re going to work. When Jayme wants to learn more about the case, we will tell her. We’re going to do it at her pace we’re going to whatever she needs to make this happen.”

Fitzgerald said his team is currently focusing on what’s best for Jayme’s personal needs.

Jennifer Smith, one of Jayme’s aunts, said words could not describe the feeling knowing that her niece woke up in a safe place. Barron community members agree.

“This is like a miracle, and I think everyone around the world is happy,” said Sandy Vanderveer of Barron County.

“I Just wish we could do something for her right away, but we know it’s going to take time and healing, and something good is going to have to come out of this,” said Andrea Schilke of Barron County. “And it will, something good comes out of the bad.”

Shayla Paxton, a friend of the family, read off a letter from Jayme’s cousin, Lindsey Smith, who wanted to share her thanks to everyone who sent thoughts and prayers toward their family, it reads below.

“I am so thankful for everyone and our community. I am so thankful. My heart is so full. I am just amazed and beyond thankful of what everyone has done. I will never be able to show everyone how thankful I am.” – Lindsey Smith, cousin of Jayme Closs

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Lindsey Ford is a multi-media journalist.

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