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Amy Karels posted a new journal entry, "July 31st".

So much time has past since last entry. I have started this entry so many times but have never seemed to finish it.Mikel has been holding his own but as most cancer ... Read more

Amy Karels posted a new journal entry, "April 30th".

The big day came and Mikel rang the radiation bell signifying completion of radiation treatment in Rochester on March 26th.  We returned home just in ... Read more

MARY BJERKE signed Mikel's Guestbook.

We don't know each other but our son was recently diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma too, at Sanford in Fargo, so we know a bit about what you've been going through. Our ... Read more

Kayla signed Mikel's Guestbook.

Mikel I have never met you but I work with your dad. He has told me what a strong and caring person you are. Every day im praying for your recovery. Someday you will be ... Read more

Amy Karels posted a new journal entry, "March 17th, 2014".

Surprisingly, time is going by quickly while we have been here.  20 days of radiation done and no surprises yet.  Mikel's nose is very dry and bothersome but his ... Read more

Amy Karels added a new photo.

Amy Karels added a new photo.

Amy Karels added a new photo.

Lynn Thorkildson signed Mikel's Guestbook.

Hi Mikel!  I had you in Sunday School when you were 3 and now again in Kindergarten!  Today we a special day and played games and sang some new songs in church!  We ... Read more

Chelsey (cuypers) Hauck signed Mikel's Guestbook.

Hi Mikel! You don't know us yet but we are your new neighbors.  My kids are all looking forward to playing with you out in the neighborhood this spring! You are a strong ... Read more

Miss (Anna) Vanyo signed Mikel's Guestbook.

Hey Mikel! I heard that you have been doing all sorts of stuff since I left your class before Christmas! I hope that means that you didn't forget me! I definitely haven't ... Read more

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