Wednesday, July 19, 2006 - 4:22 pmhttp://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gif

[Mike as "Worst Dad Ever" for Halloween several years ago.]

Today we met with Randy, our fabulous funeral director, who we are from here forward refering to as our "celebration producer." We got the wheels in motion for what is going to be a fantastic celebration of who Mike is...was... whatever. This will happen in about a month.

Lots of people are asking where they can send things. In lieu of flowers, there are three ways that you could help.

1) Baxter Young Charity Fund
PO Box 233
Collingswood, NJ 08108
(towards savings for the beaner)

2) The Mike Young Fund
Jefferson Foundation
925 Chestnut St. Suite. 110
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(towards various projects at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital where Mike spent over 14 weeks since November, 2005) or to

3) ComedySportz Philadelphia
1721 S. 10th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19148

(towards purchase or a theater (if we get a lot of contributions) or towards improvement of Center City theater space),


Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you posted something today Danna. I kept checking the blog all day long. I don't know - partially because it's become habit and partially I guess because I think maybe there will be a surprise ending.

I'm sorry I can't be there tonight - I'm on baby duty and don't drive - but I am thinking of you and Baxter and Diana and Lonia and everyone else.

Question - as I call around to theaters to find a space for the big Mike celebration, do you have a day of the week in mind? I have a general time frame, but the more specific I can be with dates the easier it will be to get a space donated I think. Please feel free to tell me that you can't think about this right now and I'll cool my heels until the dust has settled (how do you like that - two cliched phrases in one sentence)

I heart you hugely,
Jen Childs

rob rock said...

Danna and family,

I am so sorry for your loss and please know that my love and affection are with you now. You do not know me but I am a csz-er in Los Angeles. I feel pain in my heart for your loss.

Rob Rock

Anonymous said...

Danna and family,
I just wanted to express my sadness for your loss. I met mike and danna while they were at JHN. it was amazing to see the dedication and love that they have toward each other in not so good times. danna you are a wonderful person for taking such care of the people that you love. it was wonderful getting to know you all and seeing mike in his better times. remember those times and hold on to the memories.
cindy (cardio NP)

Anonymous said...

I wish I could be with you and everyone who loves Mike right now. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Baxter and your and Mike's families.

The Brain said...

Jen - I'm thinking of a month from now (Somewhere between Aug 21-25, maybe?) I am flexible as to time of day. If it's on a weekday it would most certainly be best in the evening (like a 6:30 showtime or something) - and as much as I'd love it on a Friday night (not Saturday, because - after all, we can't cancel a ComedySportz show!!) I'm open to other nights of the week as well.
Thanks, love.

Anonymous said...

Danna, I knew Mike for a while towards the end of when I was in college. I've been following your account of the last few months, and I just wanted to say how sorry I am and thank you for fighting as hard as you did for Mike. I'm so looking forward to his life celebration -- I'll be there with bells on. Maybe even literally. :)

A big hug to you and Baxter -

Jenn R.

Anonymous said...

danna and baxter...

I am so glad that I had the opportunity to meet you guys while mike was at magee. he made me laugh, all of you did, and we really enjoyed it. I remember having mike on father' day and walking into his room that morning to find that t-shirt the baxter had left for him. when i showed mike, he said, "that is what I am wearing today!" that was great.
I am truly sorry for your loss. I am also sorry that we didnt get a chance to really get to know Mike and yourself, but soemhow I know that you are going to be ok. I dont know if I ever met soemone quite as strong as yourself, you are an inspiration. I think the celebration that you are going to have for mike is awesome!! That is the way to go out, we all agree here. everyone sends thier thoughts your way.


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