Poor little Mikko has had yet another unexpected hospital stay this summer, but thanks to YOUR generosity, he had another batch of sticks waiting for him when he came home today.
It goes without saying, that we are beyond grateful for the outpouring of support that people have shown the Mini-Sticks project as well as for the Gegen family. When the project was launched, we didn’t quite know what to expect, but wow… this has been amazing. In a few short months, with the help of so many of you, especially hockey bloggers, literally thousands of eyes have visited this page and dozens of sticks have come in. Seriously Amazing.
Signed Minnesota Wild Stick!
The latest sticks that came in, included a sweet note from the Minnesota Wild… here is what it said:
The Minnesota Wild would like to extend our most sincere well wishes to you. We heard that you are collecting mini sticks and wanted to add to your collection. Enclosed is a Wild mini stick signed by Wild prospects #6 Marco Scandella, #18 Brent Bulmer, #63 Charlie Coyle, #61 Zach Phillips and #64 Mikael Granlund.
Your Friends at the Minnesota Wild Hockey Club
How fantastic is that?! The project has received great support from so many NHL teams! Hockey folks are awesome! Please keep it rolling if you can! Spread the word about Mini-Sticks for Mikko!
Dangle. Snipe. Celly.
Here’s Mikko with one of the sticks donated on June 20, 2012! Keep them coming!
Check out the sticks that Mikko got on June 20! Following an appearance on the What’s Brewin’ podcast with George Brew, Launy Schwartz, of Hockey54.com worked a bunch of connections and was responsible for most of the sticks in this batch. We couldn’t be more grateful! He and George both have been HUGE supporters of the project, and the sticks coming in have been fantastic!
Mikko picked up the latest batch of sticks when he attended the Defending The Blue Line NHL Charity game. He was a special guest of the organization, and enjoyed a suite at the game with some of his buddies! He had a great night! Thanks again to Shane Hudella and company at DTBL for providing the tickets! Mikko enjoyed the visit to the DTBL office too! Lots of fun stuff for a little hockey fan to look at!
Keep Mikko and his family in mind as he heads back to the hospital today for yet another tough round of chemo. Fingers crossed that the side effects are minimal.
The hockey season may be over, but we still need your help in spreading the word about the project! Keep the sticks coming in! We have an exciting hockey season to look forward to in Minnesota, thanks to a couple of big moves! Hopefully Mikko will have lots to celebrate this season at the Xcel Energy Center!
Dangle. Snipe. Celly.