JACKIE’S FIGHT: Carlisle Community Comes Together

Public safety workers help people in need each day, but Carlisle crews are going above and beyond to help one local teen.

Two months ago, Carlisle Police responded to 18-year-old Jackie Montour’s home.

Officers performed CPR until rescuers arrived.

Jackie was taken to the University of Iowa hospitals and clinics where she received a heart transplant last week.

Friday night, her responders are bringing the community together in her honor.

In a sea of red, one thing is on the minds of the Carlisle community.

“We see red everywhere, red`s been in the schools, reds are in the stands and the reds a fight for Jackie tonight,” says Carlisle Police Chief Jason Doll.

Chief Doll responded to the call at Jackie’s home and ever since then has been connected to the teen.

“It did touch us, it touched our whole department, that an 18-year-old girl was fighting for her life,” says Chief Doll.

Police, Fire and EMS crews jumped at the chance to help Jackie and her family.

“We had come up with the idea of selling the shirts to help raise money for the family to get help with the heart transplant and the community came together in a heartwarming, touching way for this young girl,” says Chief Doll.

The Montour’s say the support for Jackie is overwhelming.

“The support in our community is amazing it`s unbelievable.  We never expected all this, we are very appreciative of everything that`s happened,” says Jackie’s Dad Grant Montour.

It’s been one week since Jackie got her new heart and with her community behind her it is continuing to grow stronger.

“It is overwhelming, but we`re a strong family and we told her we`d be there every step of the way and she is amazing, courageous, strong, young woman,” says Jackie’s Mom LeaAnne Montour.

Over 700 shirts were sold with all the money going to the Montour family.

Jackie is still recovering, but has plans to attend UNI once she is feeling better.


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