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My Story

Welcome to the CaringBridge website for Brother Michael Collins. We've created it to keep friends and family updated about our DeLaSalle President. Get started by reading the introduction to our website, My Story.

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December 20, 2011

Dear Members of the DeLaSalle Community,

I am writing to you with a health announcement about DeLaSalle High School President, Brother Michael Collins, FSC `55. I’ve been asked to communicate this news after consultation yesterday with Brother Michael, as well as the chair and vice-chair of the DeLaSalle Board of Trustees, Mr. Timothy Keane `69 and Dr. Mark Dienhart `71.

Our daily prayers are with Brother Michael. Late last week, he received a diagnosis that he has cancer. Within 24 hours of receiving that news, he sought and received a corroborating second opinion from one of the top oncologists in the state of Minnesota.

In these past few days following the diagnosis, Brother Michael has begun an inpatient program of treatment (including radiation) and additional testing. As of today, his medical team continues with this program as they attempt first to identify the source of his cancer and then to develop an ongoing treatment plan. They plan to discharge Brother Michael before the week is over and continue treatment on an outpatient basis. I have been with Brother Michael every day, and I wish to assure you that he is receiving excellent care.

We remain a community of hope and faith in God’s will. As snippets of news, both accurate and inaccurate, have leaked out, many have communicated their love and support for Brother Michael. That support will continue to mean a great deal to Brother as he begins his ongoing, outpatient treatment program and as he returns to campus.

Brother Michael’s doctors have requested that there be no “disruptions” to his immediate care program; as such please understand that he should not receive visitors at this time. Your prayers are needed, and your cards and letters are always welcome here at the school.

I have been blessed to work alongside this remarkable man for more than two decades – as have most of the administrative team at DeLaSalle. We, too, are grateful for your ongoing prayers and good wishes. Thank you.

Mr. Barry Lieske, AFSC
Principal
DeLaSalle High School


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Dear Friends,We are so thankful for the outpouring of love, prayer, and support in the last few weeks we shared with Brother Michael Collins. There is no doubt to the ... Read more

Christopher Barden signed Brother Michael's Guestbook.

Brother Michael,  I just happened to see some folks wearing the colors and thought about my experiences (as I often do) at SMCHS. I would like to thank you for taking the ... Read more

Gail Dodd signed Brother Michael's Guestbook.

Brother Michael Collins, it's been just two and half months since God lifted you to heaven. Every time I visit De I expect to see you and hear your beautiful voice. Your ... Read more

jerry weber signed Brother Michael's Guestbook.

I graduated in 1962 and had Brother Fidelis in Glee Club.  He demanded excelence out of all of us.  That was helpful as I wasn't then or now the best singer.  He had ... Read more

Elizabeth Miller signed Brother Michael's Guestbook.

Brother Michael Collins funeral was a beautiful, proper send off for a great person.  The love and respect shown for him is a testament to his work and life.  I ... Read more

Stacey Carter signed Brother Michael's Guestbook.

I has been so wonderful to hear the stories of Brother Teacher, for I have always known and worked with Brother President.  Thanks for sharing the yearbook selection ... Read more

Anna Carol posted a new journal entry.

Dear Friends,We are so thankful for the outpouring of love, prayer, and support in the last few weeks we shared with Brother Michael Collins. There is no doubt to the ... Read more

Paul Greene signed Brother Michael's Guestbook.

Brother Michael:  While my story with you is just one of so many, I need to thank you again for encouraging me to seek my Doctorate.  Your reassurance, and taking time ... Read more

Gregg Curry signed Brother Michael's Guestbook.

Brother Michael ~ You will be mourned by many, but admired, respected, and loved by more.  It was a pleasure to know you and we will honor your memory and know that you ... Read more

Andidiong Akpe signed Brother Michael's Guestbook.

RIP Brother Michael. I will forever be grateful for all the time and devotion you shared with the DeLaSalle Community and with me. #ChestnutsRoastingOnAn..... Read more

Davonte Logan signed Brother Michael's Guestbook.

You have really touched many with your kind spirit. I will never forget my junior year in 2008 how you helped keep me in school. I remember being really sad and hurt that ... Read more

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