Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Jacqueline Carlson, a 3-month-old, has had to endure 10 operations and chemotherapy.
Guardian Angels Catholic Church will host an upcoming fundraiser for Jacqueline Carlson, a baby who has spent the bulk of her young life in intensive care. Jacqueline was born Nov. 1, 2012, five weeks premature and six days after doctors learned she had a tumor in her left shoulder during an ultrasound, according to her CaringBridge site. “I was shocked at the size of it, it was right on her shoulder, it was right here and it just looked almost the size of her head, it was huge,” her mother, Tara Carlson, told KSTP. Doctors determined Jacqueline has a rare form of cancer, and she has had to endure 10 operations and chemotherapy, according to her CaringBridge site. The family grew up in Woodbury and now lives in Wisconsin, according to KSTP…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Friends are planning a ceremony at halftime of Friday night’s basketball game between Woodbury and East Ridge.
Woodbury resident Glen Moon has touched the lives of countless local athletes over the years as a youth sports coach. In December 2011 he was diagnosed with cancer. Earlier this week, Moon decided not to go forward with additional chemotherapy treatments, according to his CaringBridge site. Friends are planning a tribute for Moon during halftime of the Friday, Feb. 1, basketball game between Woodbury and East Ridge. The game begins at 7:15 p.m. “Glen has devoted nearly two decades of his life to develop integrity, strong character and improve the skills in every kid he coached,” friend John Wallgren said in an email about the tribute. Players Moon has coached over the years are invited down to the floor of the Woodbury High School gym to …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Woodbury High School made the announcement about the Spanish teacher, who had been fighting cancer, Wednesday morning. Share your thoughts in the comments section.
Woodbury High School teacher Andrew (Andy) Sommer, who had been battling cancer, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 19, 2012. “We are mourning the loss of our colleague and friend. He remains an outstanding member of the Woodbury High School faculty, touching the lives of countless students, staff and parents,” Principal Linda Plante said in a statement. “As a College in the Schools Spanish instructor, Andy brought rigor to the classroom, and laughter and joy to his students. He was an outstanding educator and will be sorely missed.” Sommer was hired as a Spanish teacher at Woodbury High School in August 1988, and remained there during his entire career with District 833, according to a notice from the school. He also frequently served as …
Monday, October 22, 2012
The event—a wiffleball tournament and home run derby to help the family of East Ridge student Zach Netten—was held Sunday at the Bielenberg Sports Center.
Patch recently brought you the story of East Ridge High School student Zach Netten, an up-and-coming young pitcher who was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma at the start of school year. Related: Woodbury Rallies to Help Young Cancer Victim The parents of his youth baseball teammates organized a wiffleball tournament and home run derby to benefit Zach and his family on Sunday at the Bielenberg Sports Center. If you have photos from the event, add them to this post. Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Thursday, July 19, 2012
District 833 students are training for the upcoming events, and looking to raise $20,000 for the Miracles of Mitch Foundation.
A Red Rock Elementary student’s battle with cancer moved her peers at the Woodbury school last summer. Literally. Nearly 30 Red Rock students participated in last year’s MiracleKids Triathlon, a Miracles of Mitch Foundation event that raises money for families whose children are going through cancer treatment. This summer, however, the school opened up participation to other District 833 students, and several more have stepped up as the local group tries to raise $20,000 for the event, said Andrew Caflisch, principal at Red Rock Elementary. Already $10,900 has been raised for the August triathlons, and group-training sessions have been organized by one of the school’s parents, a trainer, Caflisch said. (There are two events, one at Lake …
Monday, June 11, 2012
People can still contribute toward this year’s American Cancer Society fundraiser through Aug. 31.
While South Washington County Relay for Life organizers expect to be short of their own fundraising goal, they will likely hit the $270,000 mark the American Cancer Society set for the event. Mara Mayberry, co-chair of this year’s Relay for Life, said $238,500 had been raised as of Saturday morning. That was behind last year’s total at that point ($235,000), but she still anticipates $270,000 will be raised. People can donate through the event website until Aug. 31, and Mayberry said she expects a few big checks to come in from sponsors. Planners for the local event wanted to raise $300,000 as a stretch goal, Mayberry said. “I wanted a ‘3’ in front of that number,” she said. Related: Photos: 2012 South Washington County Relay for …
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Thousands of people headed to Woodbury's East Ridge High School for the American Cancer Society fundraiser, which kicked off Friday evening and continued until Saturday morning.
The 2012 Relay for Life of South Washington County drew thousands of people to Woodbury's East Ridge High School for the American Cancer Society fundraiser. Related: Tell Us: Why Did You Relay? If you have photos from the event, add them here. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our newsletter
Thursday, May 3, 2012
A benefit for youth-sports backer Glen Moon is set for May 19.
Woodbury resident Glen Moon has cancer. Talking to him, you’d never know it. It’s Moon’s sense of humor and positive attitude that has helped him cope since he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in September 2011. He’s undergone chemotherapy, radiation treatment and failed surgeries. “I’m at peace with it,” Moon said. “You can cry or you can laugh. I choose to laugh.” When one of Moon’s surgeries didn’t go as expected, he asked the doctor for a refund. “He laughed at that one,” he said. Moon, 50, is known in Woodbury as an ardent supporter of youth sports, and coached his three children as they made their way through local programs. “To this day, he goes to his players’ younger siblings’ games,” said friend John Wallgren. “He’s certainly…
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
As part of an annual cancer research fundraiser, Woodbury will donate to a fund for the paralyzed Minnesota high school hockey player.
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012
For the past few years, Woodbury and Park high schools have raised money for childhood cancer research with a friendly competition between the schools stretching to the ice rink. Once again this year, the two schools are competing to see which can raise more money—with the coach of the losing team wearing the opponent’s jersey during the first period of Saturday’s game. But against the backdrop of the paralysis of Jack Jablonski—the Benilde-St. Margaret's hockey player who was paralyzed by a hit he took in a Dec. 30 game—Woodbury has decided to use part of the money raised to make a donation to a fund set up for Jablonski’s family. The annual fundraiser is dubbed C.H.E.C.K. (Coaches Helping Eliminate Cancer in Kids), and 2012 marks the …