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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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Tammy Luitjens posted a new journal entry, "Close but not close enough".

Yesterday Collin had an appt with Dr Maciver (his heart surgeon) the appt was for a chest X-ray that would determine if Collin could get his 2 pesky annoying chest tubes ... Read more

Matt Luitjens posted a new journal entry, "8/22/14".

I realized that I have not updated Caring Bridge since they put the Heimlich valves on.  Well...Collin was discharged from the hospital on Wednesday!  We went to ... Read more

Jodi Meister signed Collin's Guestbook.

Glad everything is starting to improve for you Collin. I read Charlie's caring bridge site. I am sending prayers to the family. I am friends with Stacie who was there with ... Read more

Matt Luitjens posted a new journal entry, "8/20/14".

Last night they ended up putting the Heimlich valves on his chest tubes!  The surgeon wants him to stay in the hospital for 48 hours to monitor how they are working.  ... Read more

Matt Luitjens posted a new journal entry, "8/19/14".

Another x-ray this morning showed that the air has, once again, returned.  At this point we are talking with the surgeons and doctors to determine the next course of ... Read more

Matt Luitjens posted a new journal entry, "8/18/14".

Another set of x-rays this morning and it appears that the air is diminishing around his lungs.  the plan for now is to leave him off of suction (on water seal) for ... Read more

Matt Luitjens posted a new journal entry, "8/17/14".

Another chest X-Ray and things are unchanged.  Which is good...we think.  Just waiting for the air to be gone so we can be gone too!  Collin has decided he is not ... Read more

Matt Luitjens posted a new journal entry, "8/16/14".

We hit 100,000 visits on Collin's caring bridge site!  Thank you to all that continue to follow his journey!  Another X-Ray this morning showed air still in his chest ... Read more

Jodi Meister signed Collin's Guestbook.

I just read the updates, I am sorry you didn't come home. You are in the right place though and soon you will be home. I am sending lots of prayers your way! Jodi Read more

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