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Trevor’s Story

Trevor found out he has a brain tumor on  Tues. July 28, 2009.  So here is a scenario of what lead up to the discovery and what he has encountered so far.

THE SIGNS:  Trevor felt numbness and a tingling sensation in his left leg for about a month or maybe longer.  He didn't think it felt right, but thought it was related to a past knee surgery which had minor complications afterward.

THE LAST STRAW: While on a fishing trip in SD, Trevor went swimming.  His leg once again went numb, he had a harder time swimming and couldn't get into the boat or on the jetski.  His friends assisted.

THE APPOINTMENT:  He immediately made a an appointment with a random family doctor in the cities that Mon, July 27.  The doctor set him up for and MRI later that night 9:00PM. 

THE PHONE CALL:  Trevor was called the following day, Tues, at work.  He was told he a brain tumor and was being admitted into United Hospital in St Paul that afternoon.  He decides to let his parents know.  "I thought I'd let you know I'm being admitted into the hospital because I have a brain tumor."  WHAT?

HERE WE GO:  His sister, her boyfriend and a couple of other friends who live in the cities go over right away to be with him.  Clayton and I meet and head up, Blake also drives to the cities.  We are all bedside when the doctor finally arrives.


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Trevor's two year date has recently passed.  I will try to add some information about that soon.

I have been planning an Angel Walk in North Mankato with another mother, Bernadette Schendel who lost her daughter.  We have also gotten some help from some others mothers who've lost children.

The information is on a website I have started, and I have so much more information to add, but the Angel Walk has it's own page. It's at http://  You can email me and I'll send the registration form donation form and poster with info. or fill out your name and email on the website page and you'll get the information.

I should have posted this on here earlier, but I still wanted to let people know about the walk.  It will be at Benson Park in North Mankato on Sat, Oct 13.  This is just North of Hwy 14 (and the first exit west from Hwy 169).  The walk registration begins at 8:45 and the walk starts at 9:30.

It is $15 for the walk and this donation includes a t-shirt if registration is sent to me by the 28th -which means today.  I will be placing the orders for the t-shirts on Mon.  Shirts can still be ordered after that date and even up to the day of the walk we will take orders, they just won't be guaranteed for the walk.  We will order extras though.

We are also accepting donations-donors' names will be listed on the t-shirts.  If they are received within the next week.

Proceeds from this event will go to help print grief resource information to help others suffering from loss and scholarships which may help send a family to a grief retreat and other types of grief support.

It's a long road, because it's forever.

We plan to do the walk again next fall, so if you can't make this one, please think about walking in memory of loved ones next year.

Also if you want us to walk in memory of your loved ones, We will carry a banner with names on it for those who want their loved ones remembered at the walk.

You can email me for more information or if you have questions at OR  Also call at 507-382-4554.  

The Mankato Free Press called and did an article about the Angel Walk.  Look in the photos and you can see what was written.

Thanks for your continued support,


P.S.  Still no problems with my cancer even though I went the natural route and did no chemo or radiation!  It's been a year today that I left the University of MN hospital after surgery for stage 4 cancer.