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My 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.

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Matt Luitjens posted a new journal entry, "7/24/14".

We haven't given an update in a few days mainly because not much has changed.  He is 'stable' and we are just waiting.  Today marks 4 months post stroke.  That's ... Read more

Matt Luitjens posted a new journal entry, "7/19/14".

Yesterday was an interesting day.  Collin had vision therapy and did fairly well!  He was able to see the lights but was touching below the light.  But it is promising ... Read more

Matt Luitjens posted a new journal entry, "7/18/14".

It has been a few days since we posted an update, basically because not much has changed!  We did find out that when we came back in last Tuesday Collin's right side ... Read more

Jodi Meister signed Collin's Guestbook.

Collin, This is wonderful news! I will keep praying that you get your heart very soon!!!! Read more

Matt Luitjens posted a new journal entry, "7/14/14".

Collin had another good night last night!  He is well rested and full of spunk this morning!  His relaxing weekend is over and it is time for all the therapies to ... Read more

Matt Luitjens posted a new journal entry, "7/13/14".

Collin had a decent night last night.  His fluid output is quite high which is causing some irregular heartbeats.  They are not overly concerned about them at this point ... Read more

Tammy Luitjens posted a new journal entry, "7/12/14".

Today is a chill day for Collin.  He is not going to be getting therapy on the weekends, so he is eating, watching TV and sleeping all day.....sounds like a great day to ... Read more

Catherine Aalderks signed Collin's Guestbook.

Matt & Family,It has been a long time since I have seen you Matt - I was married to your Dad's cousin, Dave. Have a lot of good memories of the times we shared ... Read more

Matt Luitjens posted a new journal entry, "7/10/14".

Collin had a decent night last night.  He had a CT scan this morning of his chest and head, just to get a basline and also get a picture of where everything is for when ... Read more

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