Jonathon Heikkenen

First post: Feb 8, 2016 Latest post: Feb 15, 2016
"Truth heals." ~Anonymous

If you have no compassion when chemical dependency or addiction steals the one(s) whom you love, how you can you have compassion for yourself when you suffer their loss?

MEMORIAL DONATIONS: Please make memorial donations to Ed and Colleen Heikkenen, 714 North 4th Street, Brainerd, MN 56401; or (Centra Care, TBA) 

HELP: If you need immediate help for substance abuse issues, call: 1+800-462-5525 or 218-828-4357; or contact:
~ Central Lakes A.A. Phone Line: 24-HR answering service: 218-829-3740; (
~ Minnesota Teen Challenge:

02/14/2016 : It is with a very heavy heart I must communicate the news: Jonathon Edward Allen Heikkenen passed away at 02:17 am, early Sunday morning , in his sleep. 
On Wednesday February 3, 2016, Jonathon was was admitted to the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC), Minneapolis, MN, due to acute respiratory failure. (Originally, he was transferred from St. Mary's hospital in Duluth to HCMC.) Jonathon was sent to  HCMC because this hospital has an Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) machine, which he needed to survive.  The ECMO acted as his external lung and provided blood oxygenation for 7 days until he healed enough to breathe independently.  

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