Posts made in June, 2012

Congratulations to our July finalists! Vote now!

Posted by on Jun 27, 2012 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Lindsay Erhardt Lindsay Onufrock Erhardt left her Moorhead home October 4th 2011 departing for Kitale, Kenya to begin a baby orphanage rocking nursery. She lived there for about 9 months with her husband TJ and 3 young children including 9 month old Alayna. She then went on to form a new non profit , the Jua Project, to help women & children in slums of Kenya become self sustainable. She is now returning home to the United States and Moorhead and will continue her non profit here with people in place in Kitale to continue it there. She started traveling to Kenya back in 2002. In Kenya...

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Janell Girodat

Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Janell Girodat

I am nominating my late mother. I don’t know if I can nominate a deceased person but I’m going to give it a shot. She past away March 21st, 2011 from a 10 year battle with cancer. I am nominating her because she touched so many lives through her job as a high school counselor, active member in the Church, supporter of the community in which she lived (Kindred, ND), and most importantly, a wonderful mother who taught her family that giving up is not an option and no matter what, stay positive and to treat others with the upmost respect and that kindness is a way of life. Everybody...

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Holly Novacek

Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Holly Novacek is my best friend and the mother of 2 1/2 year old twin boys, Jacob and Brennan. When Holly was 24 weeks pregnant she was told that one of the twins had Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). Due to the heart condition Holly had to deliver the boys in Minneapolis so she could be near the team of specialists that would immediately have to take Jacob. She spent the last half of her pregnancy on the phone fighting with insurance, at ultrasounds every week, and arranging for a place to stay in the cities while most moms are concerned with nursery colors, names, etc. Many times...

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Dawn Peters

Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Dawn Peters

A beautiful woman devoted to everything she touches: Dawn Peters is such a spectacular woman, one I could only dreamt of being. Although there is more than twenty years difference in our ages I admire her so for all that she is. First and foremost she has raised three of the most intelligent, polite, kind and loving children. I wished I’d have known her 50 years ago when I began raising my children not that mine aren’t very successful adults, but she would have been a perfect role model. There will be a time when she is just a kid playing stupid games with them, but also a time when...

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Gayle Gustafson

Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Gayle is the mother of a 33 year old autistic son, Brett. She has dedicated herself to caring for him. She has gone to great lengths to learn as much as possible about Autism and has done much to help him cope with his fears and obsessions. I’m not going to write too much lest Gayle wonders what I’m up to here! (Marvin Gustafson, Roseau, Minnesota)

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