Saturday, December 06, 2008


My friend from school, Nicole's husband isn't doing so hot. They have four young children and could use your help (he is receiving radiation and is very ill and cannot work). I know this is last minute, but if you're from MN and live within an hour or two of St. Michael, could you PLEASE consider coming to town for a benefit dinner/silent auction tomorrow afternoon? It is reasonable price for dinner and the silent auction is SURE to have lots of desirable items for gifts or for yourself! If you can't attend, anything you could maybe contribute (do you do an annual holiday donation as a family?) to the fund for this family. They are people I know personally who really could use your help in this desperate situation!!!

Here is their caringbridge update:

Mike had an appointment with his ENT doctor today. They decided that Mike needs to continue using his tracheotomy tube to assist in his breathing. He has too much secretions to stop now. The last few days were kind of rough on Mike. He wasn't able to swallow liquids. He also got pretty weak again and walking around was more difficult. Sleep is still elusive during the night as well.

But, he is feeling better today and at this point, plans on attending the benefit on Sunday. Please plan on joining us and cheering him on post-radiation!

We hope to see many of you on Sunday! Thanks again for your continuing your support these past two months!


The Benefit Dinner/Silent Auction is only TWO days away (now, one)! It will be held at the NEW St. Michael Middle School (on Naber Avenue) on Sunday, December 7 from 2:30-7:00pm. A catered broasted chicken dinner will be available from 3:00-6:00. Cost is $12 per person, $30 per family of four. "Cupcake" the Clown will be there with face painting and balloons for the children.

We have over 250 items for the Silent Auction, so be ready to bid! We have many items that would make wonderful Christmas gifts. Cash and checks will be accepted.

Items for the men include: Deer Hunting trip for 2, Guided Musky Trip on Lake Minnetonka, Ryobi drill, Poker Table Top, Carhartt jackets and tickets to the MN Vikings, Twins and Wild games.

Items for the women include: Gym memberships, Facials, Theater Tickets, Keurig Coffeemaker, Designer Purses, crafts and Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef, Bath and Body Works baskets.

For the kids, we have: a brand new American Girl Doll (Mia) with accessories, Groovy Girl Basket, Slumber Party baskets, Tickets to Water Parks, Family Fun baskets, homemade blankets and much much more.

We hope you all can join us on Sunday, December 7. Please pass on the invitation to your family and friends!