My Story

Welcome to the community support and information site for Fred Allendorf. We will post frequent updates here, including how you can help.

Fred and Michel were both rescued from an avalanche which destroyed their home on Friday, February 28, 2014.

They are well loved by many, and we hope that these sites can help this rich and multi-faceted community stay in touch.

We invite you to post comments and send your love and blessings to Fred and Michel as you sing, make art, hike, cook, meditate, watch birds, and any other activity that helps you connect with them as they heal. You matter as part of this community!

You can also visit the parallel site for his wife, Michel Colville. Initially, the content will be identical on the two sites.


Jenny Mish posted a new journal entry, "Clarification of mailing address".

Fred's mailing address has not changed. The Post Office is collecting all mail sent to the address on Harrison, and it will reach Fred and family. Read more

Kim Birck signed Fred's Guestbook.

Fred and Family,At our monthly meeting of Art Associates of Missoula this past Wednesday we all wore our Michel creations and had an informal fashion show, complete with ... Read more

Joanne & Jack Sites signed Fred's Guestbook.

Hello Fred;Joanne & I were thinking of you this morning, and I just called to hospital on the off chance that you were still there.  We are glad to know that you have ... Read more

Marion Lavery signed Fred's Guestbook.

Fred,  We are thinking positive thoughts and hope you have had good visiting with Nils. We will assume that no news is good news as you rest and recuperate from all the ... Read more

Merri Beth Nord signed Fred's Guestbook.

Another morning has dawned.  Another day to put one foot in front of the other.  One day, you'll find your wings again.  So many people never stop thinking of you and ... Read more

Paulo C Alves signed Fred's Guestbook.

Dear Fred, the dramatic news has broken my heart, and I'm profoundly saddened to not be in Missoula to give you my support. I really hope to visit you soon, and wish you ... Read more

Jenny Mish posted a new journal entry, "You are invited to make a prayer flag".

Strands of hundreds of prayer flags are being created by the community to fly over the site of the avalanche to promote health and healing. The flags will be strung ... Read more

Bernadette Hunter signed Fred's Guestbook.

Fred, I am holding prayer and celebration that you are recuperating from this physical devastation of your body, the loss of your physical home, and the deep loss of your ... Read more

Gonzalo Gajardo signed Fred's Guestbook.

Dear Fred, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family for the loss of Michel, and for the ordeal you have gone through. We met Michel and yourself here in Chile in 2003 ... Read more

Billy Pfeiffer signed Fred's Guestbook.

Dear Fred,While I never had you in class, we've seen each other frequently at wildlife biology functions and related fish parties.  My deepest sympathies go out to you ... Read more

Ellie Steinberg signed Fred's Guestbook.

Renewal. Health. Healing. You are invited to make a prayer flag! Join with your community in creating strands of hundreds of prayer flags to fly over the site of the ... Read more

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