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Collin’s Story

This is the journey for Collin Luitjens, a 16 year old sophomore that went from seemingly healthy to on the heart transplant list in less than a week.  Thank you for visiting and signing the guestbook with your thoughts and well wishes for him!

I have had several people ask me for how/where to donate so I figured I would put them all here!

Monetary donations to can be sent to Community Bank c/o Collin Luitjens Benefit: 951 East Madison Ave Mankato, MN 56001

If you would like to send a check/money order let me know and I can get you the bank information where we have an account set up for the fundraisers.

Latest Journal Update

Annual check up


We just got the final results of Collins annual. On Monday they check his bone density and age, kidney size and function, hearts function and size and they do normal blood work and check for signs of cancer. All these came back wonderful and normal.....we did find out his bone age is more like 15, so that means our tall drink of water will be getting taller.....much taller lol

Tuesday was heart cath day, they check his pressures in both RV And LV, they also check for rejection of his heart. Heart looks beautiful aaaaaannnd Zero rejection!!!! So we are going to stay off steroids and because Collins heart looks so beautiful they took him off his blood pressure meds too! We go back in 6 months.

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Bernie Wiese
By Aunt Bernette
Way to go Collin! Praise God!!
Ann Aeschliman
By Ann Aeschliman
God is good. The power of prayer is evident here. I am so happy for all of you that Collin is declared healthy and fit. Keep up the good work. You all deserve a hug. You don't have to hold your breath so long between times now but know you still have the worry in the back of your heads. Keep up the prayer. I pray for you all each day twice at least. Maybe we could all meet at your in-laws house Tammy.
I have told all those that I asked to pray for Collin and all what is written here. They too will be very pleased and I know they continue to pray for you also.
Love to you all.
Betty Robinson
By Auntie Betty
Congrats to you Collin!! It is absolutely amazing and you are right God is Good!
Judy Bochman
By Way to go, Collin.
PTL, keep going Collin.
Brenda Strenge
By Brenda Strenge, Miss Megan's mom
God is good - All the time! Blessings to you and your family.
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Dori Miller
By Dori Miller
That is FANTASTIC!!!
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