FARGO — Whether it's the kids, the lake, the weather or the Bison, hairstylist Stacy Schwab talks about a little of everything when cutting and curling clients' hair.
But this week, it was all about what happened at Saturday's North Dakota State versus Butler football game at Target Field in Minneapolis, where she spent a few dollars on the 50-50 raffle for a $36,000 prize.
Schwab thought her odds were pretty low, but as the Bison put points on the board, she started telling others around her what she would do with the money if she won.
She dreamed of using winnings from the raffle to help her younger sister, Kelly, a mother of seven, from Napoleon, N.D. Kelly was just diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer and is getting treatment at the Mayo Clinic.
Then the numbers were announced. Schwab won the 50-50. With the $36,000 prize, she can now help get family back and forth to Mayo for the next several weeks while her sister undergoes cancer treatment.
"She said God has a silly sense of humor . . . if this what it takes to get us all back on track with our faith and communicating, then this is what I need to do," Schwab said.