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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.


Chris Fiore signed Fred's Guestbook.

Fred, I have been thinking of you and Michel daily since I heard of the avalanche and am so sorry for the loss of wonderful Michel. I am so glad to hear that you are ... Read more

Marty signed Fred's Guestbook.

Fred, I am SO glad to hear that you're walking again and that your injuries are healing. I very much look forward to seeing you soon.-- Marty Read more

Merri Beth Jergens Nord (Dan's sister) signed Fred's Guestbook.

I've been waking in the dark hours every night since the avalanche, and thinking of you.  So many of us, all over this little planet, love and care for you that, no ... Read more

Dave Stemper signed Fred's Guestbook.

FredI was informed of this tragedy through an email network here at Oregon State University. We've never met, and initially I did not want to intrude. That said, I feel it ... Read more

Marion Lavery signed Fred's Guestbook.

Fred, You have been so lucid from the beginning of this all, and your statement was thoughtful and beautiful.   We are grieving for your loss. Read more

Jenny Mish posted a new journal entry, "Statement from Fred".

The kids and I want to thank the Missoula community for the outpouring of support following the tragedy that destroyed our home and cost Michel her life.  We were told ... Read more

Helen Taylor signed Fred's Guestbook.

I am so sorry, Fred.  Words feel useless in this situation.  If my life ends up being half as full as Michel's and if I end up having half the amount of people care ... Read more

Diane Boyd signed Fred's Guestbook.

Fred, my heart goes out to you and Michel's family, what a sincere loss to the world. Michel was such a special spirit and touched the lives of so many people, as have ... Read more

Candace Rogers signed Fred's Guestbook.

Dr. Allendorf, I work at Hatfield Marine Science Center and had the privilege of meeting you when you spent some time here. You introduced me to Michel and I remember ... Read more

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