A fundraiser dinner is planned at Genoa Station Bar and Grill on Tuesday to help Derrick and Kierstin Van Der Jagt, owners of the Genoa Country Store, whose son Carmine is hospitalized with a rare blood disease called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome.
The dinner is 5-7 p.m., with the money raised going to the "Carmine Fund" No. 1459306526 at Wells Fargo Bank, 1542 Highway 395 in Gardnerville.
The disease destroys red blood cells, and is the most common cause of sudden, short-term-acute-kidney failure in children.
According to the family, Carmine's was caused by a rare type of strep-pneumonia that reacted to …