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About a month ago, Michelle started experiencing emotional and physical changes.  It has been determined that Michelle has Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.  This is a degenerative brain disease for which there is no known cure.  An update will be made when any changes occur.
A fund has been set up to help Michelles family.  Checks should be made out to "Cody and Devins CJD Donations Benefit Acct" and mailed to:  The Bank of Elk River, Otsego Branch, 15800 88th St. N.E.  Elk River, Mn.  55330

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Just to clarify from the notice in the paper:Friday, April 29, 2011Visitation: 10 amMemorial Service: 11 am Christ Lutheran Church 15849 90th St. N.E. Otsego, Minnesota  ... Read more

mark & meredith thibo signed Michelle's Guestbook.

Words cannot express my sorrow at your loss and what must have been a horrifying experience dealing with a disease with " no known cause or cure". I just lost ... Read more

Serena Resler signed Michelle's Guestbook.

I'm still saying prayers for you all. I hope you've regained some peace, calm, and understanding. Michelle was a true shining star and is still so missed. Blessings. Read more

Serena Resler signed Michelle's Guestbook.

Dear Laven family, I was thinking of Michelle today. Just totally random. She's watching over you, Kip and boys. Make her proud. Happy Father's Day, Kip. Read more

Deb Lockwood signed Michelle's Guestbook.

Just checking in to tell you that you are all still in my thoughts and prayers.  God bless... Read more

Kathi Harvey signed Michelle's Guestbook.

Dear Laven Family, My 46 year old husband Dean also has CJD.  He was diagnosed at the end of August 2010 and continues to decline.  We live in Oregon and have a 5 and 7 ... Read more

Suzanne McLean signed Michelle's Guestbook.

Dear Laven Family, Your story has broken my heart - I'm so sorry that you have to see your wife and mother go through this horrific disease.  I lost my Dad to SCJD last ... Read more

kip laven signed Michelle's Guestbook.

You can also send thoughts of Michelle to my email for there scrapbook so they can read someday after to share the Love ! Kip kalkip@charter.net Read more

kip laven signed Michelle's Guestbook.

The carnival table was wonderful and Michelle would have cryed also to know how much the people around here care and are taking care of me and expecially the boys ! Thanks ... Read more

Chris Evenson signed Michelle's Guestbook.

Oh, Michelle - I hope you liked the table that Lisa set up for you at the Carnival...it was very cool with BEAUTIFUL pictures of you and your family!The community is ... Read more

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