Posts by tracybriggs

Meet October’s Finalists

Posted by on Sep 30, 2012 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Shannon Flammond I’m nominating my sister Shannon. Many people may already know her because she has made it her goal to help teens and I mean any teens. On December 12 2010 she lost her son Forrest to suicide. It was not something anyone saw coming. Her boys were and are still her life. She has managed to keep pushing through and surviving for her family. She has made it her own personal goal to be her sons voice and help others kids in crisis. Simply because she loves kids and does not want another mother to go through what she has gone through. She is also the woman I trust to watch...

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Michelle Pagel

Posted by on Sep 21, 2012 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Michelle is my mom who is the strongest person I know.In the last 3-4 years she has gone through so much to include a neck injury that almost left her to be a quadraplegic, was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer had the surgery was in remission for 2 years and just recently was told that the cancer is back and unoperable this time.She also has been diagnosed with RA. My mom would do anything for anyone and would give the shirt off her back. Because she is soo positive and strong I know that we will fight all this will prayer and support of all that surround us.I wish for her to be nominated as...

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Diane Marthaler

Posted by on Sep 21, 2012 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Diane Marthaler or as everyone calls her “Toot” is the most beautiful women and should be recognized. She has been battling breast cancer since 2008 and was diagnosed August 27, 2012 as terminal. Through out her journey she has continued to be positive and fills her days with laughter and never has questined “why” .. rather focusing her time on her husband, Scott , 2 children Ashylnn and logan and living each day to the fullest. Every day she continues to amaze me with her faith in god. Since her terminal diagnosis rather than pity herself she has strived to get things...

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Tara Field

Posted by on Sep 21, 2012 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

THE REASON THAT I AM NOMINATING TARA IS BECAUSE SHE AND HER FAMILY HAVE BEEN THROUGH A LOT OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS-LOST HER HUSBAND TO MELANOMA CANCER, HER MOM ALSO TO CANCER, AND A FEW OTHER KNOCKS HERE AND THERE. THE THING IS SHE ALWAYS HAS SUCH A GOOD OUTLOOK ON LIFE. TARA BELIEVES THAT THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING GOOD THAT CAN COME OUT OF THE BAD. HER DAUGHTER AND HER HAVE ORGANIZED A 5-10 K WALK THAT HAPPENS IN LANGDON EVERY APRIL, THEY THEN DONATE ALL THE PROCEEDS TO THE MELANOMA RESEARCH IN MNPLS. I JUST THINK THAT TARA WOULD MAKE A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN BECAUSE SHE IS…

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Meet your September Nominees

Posted by on Aug 29, 2012 in Blog, Featured, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Bea Ihlenfeld Just shy of hitting the century mark, Bea Ihlenfeld exudes an energy many young adults would desire. An avid swimmer, Bea often jokes she is able to stay so active because she is “preserved with chlorine.” Given her lifelong passion for fitness and sports, it’s no wonder she maintains a full lifestyle – despite her own physical limitations due to arthritis. For more than 30 years, she was a swimming regular at the local YMCA. Now at age 99, Bea swims three times a week at the Touchmark Health & Fitness Club. And, if that’s not amazing enough, just two years ago...

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