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Henry’s Story

I came into the ER late Saturday night with a 104 degree fever and was sent home after a chest x-ray that ruled out pneumonia. I felt better the next day, talked to my parents, visited a sick girlfriend, and carried on! Well, early, early Monday morning I was sick! Headache, trouble speaking, and my right hand felt funny; so, I took a walk back to the ER. Many tests and a lumbar puncture later, my body decided it was going to start seizing. I was moved to ICU, put on a ventilator, and drugged with copious amounts of antibiotics to kill my hitch-hiker - meningococcal bacteria (meningitis). What a bugger!
Keep checking back as I will keep you updated as I kick this guy out!

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Memorial Donation Details

Many of you have asked if there is an organization that Henry's family
would like to receive donations in tribute to Henry. All through Henry's life,
music and education mattered deeply. To honor his life, we have identified the
following organizations:

St. Paul Central High School Music

developed his love of music playing in band from 4
th grade through
graduation. This organization supports music education at Henry’s former

send donations to:

Music Boosters

Craig Skone

James Av.

Paul, MN  55105-1718 

Or you can donate online at  .

Henry Mackaman
Scholarship at The University of Wisconsin Foundation

We’ve established a scholarship at UW Madison in Henry’s name to
provide financial assistance to students whose academic success can help honor
Henry’s memory.

Please make your check payable to the "UW Foundation" with
"Henry Mackaman Memorial gift" in the memo section. Checks can be
mailed to:

UW Foundation

US Bank Lockbox

Box 78807 

Milwaukee, WI 53278-0807

Gifts can also be made online at;
just click on the "make a gift" button. The online giving page allows
you to indicate that your gift is a memorial for Henry. 

Public Radio “The Current”

Henry loved listening to The Current. They played his music on
their station and are huge supporters of local bands. To donate to The Current
in Henry’s memory, please send a check to:


Minnesota Public Radio, The Current

480 Cedar Street

St. Paul, MN 55101

Att: The Henry Mackaman Fund

Thank you so much for your support.

Dan Mackaman, on behalf of Meredith, Doug, Owen and Maggie