So the other day we had the opportunity to help a family who has really been through a lot this last year and we promised you the story so here it is:
Karina from Wheel House Warriors originally reached out to us about a child named Rourke & his family who were dealing with some spendy truck repairs that weren’t necessarily on the top of their priority list but definitely needed to be done.
Rourke is a sweet young boy who has been diagnosed with advanced leukemia at only 3 years old this past March
Mike & Chelsey (Rourke’s Parents) have been through been through hell & back ever since -
From the constant worry of their child’s health, to downgrading to cheaper vehicles with issues to make ends meet, to Mike even losing his job because his employer wasn’t okay with how much time he needed off to bring Rourke to his doctor appointments, and to so many other obstacles…
Let’s just say it was time that someone gave them some sort of pick me up!
That’s where MTH decided to step in -
Mike’s Truck had a laundry list of things that needed to be done to be fully operational again, so we agreed to fix those issues AND decided to throw in the MTH Touch while we were at it!
This whole thing was a complete surprise & Mike had NO IDEA what was going on…
Watch our video to see what we all did to their truck & also to see their reactions at the end!
Spouse Name: SGT Darby Todd Morin, KIA 8-22-09, Afghanistan Children: Christian age 15, Bluesky age 13 Location: Monticello
Veronica has never remarried. She has raised her boys by herself. She has no family in Minnesota. She and Darby are part of the First Nation Tribe in Canada, which is where the majority of her family resides.
Christian and Bluesky have grown up without a father figure and until the last year have had little exposure to doing any "guy" type stuff, however, they both LOVE outdoorsy activities like fishing, hunting, 4-wheeling and using tools.
They are good kids and love and respect their mom immensely.
I have spent some time with them. They understand how hard it's been for their mom and wish they could do more for her.
When I spoke to her and explained why you wanted to talk to her she told me that this is the time of year when she starts to think and worry about what kind of a Christmas she will be able to give to her boys.
Veronica is very humble and I know she will greatly appreciate the generosity of anyone who wants to help her bring some added JOY to their Christmas. The boys will also be appreciative.
Each year, Minnesota Truck Headquarters partners with local organizations to give back to your community.
Between October and November, we donated $200 of every vehicle purchase to one of four local charities. And if you worked or volunteered for one of the four organizations, we doubled your contribution to $400.
Our goal was to donate up to $90,000 total to these great charities. To do it, we needed to sell 300 vehicles over 61 days. And that’s why we call it the Race to 300. We're proud to announce that we were able to donate over $60,000 back to our community! We can't wait to see what next year brings!
MTH of Forest Lake is participating in this year’s Race To 300 as well, Click HERE for more details!
Established in 1971, the Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM) is a non-profit organization committed to education, advocacy and support designed to enhance the lives of those affected by autism from birth through retirement.
Whether you are a family with a child who is newly diagnosed, an adult who is on the spectrum, an educator who serves individuals with autism, or a corporation that wants to learn more about employing individuals with autism, AuSM provides you with the resources and services you need to help you accomplish your goals. Your AuSM membership also guides your path into the autism community, helping you find the most comfortable way to participate and grow.
AuSM offers a place to learn, access services, and develop skills that enhance your life. AuSM membership connects you to a common community that acts without judgment, nurtures potential, advances knowledge, and builds awareness.
Our mission is to assist teens and adults in gaining freedom from chemical addictions and other life controlling problems by addressing their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
History of MnTC
In 1958, David Wilkerson traveled to New York City to minister to teens. There he found hard-core drug addiction as well as prostitution and gang violence. In order to help these teens, Wilkerson established the first “Teen Challenge Center” in the heart of New York City.
Over time, Teen Challenge expanded its programs, offering to help adults as well as teens. Now there are more than 200 centers across the United States and over 1,000 centers worldwide, making Teen Challenge the largest network of drug and alcohol programming in the world.
In 1983, Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge (MnTC) was established. And in 1993, Rich Scherber was installed as Executive Director and opened the first home. Since that time, MnTC has grown to over 11 campuses across the state with multiple program options to meet a broad spectrum of needs.
Today MnTC serves thousands, offering a full range of treatment and recovery services. We work with teens and their communities through our prevention program Know The Truth™ and lead Lakeside Academy, a Christian behavior and recovery center for teen boys. For men and women, we provide residential and out-patient licensed treatment, long term residential recovery with co-occurring mental health services and comprehensive aftercare support.
With the support of our partners, MnTC now serves over 700 clients on any given day and continues to look for new program options and locations that will help us respond to the increasing need to turn the tide on the drug epidemic.