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A Gift of Giving for Nels Melgaard and Family

A Gift of Giving for Nels Melgaard and Family

In early August, 2012 our friend and neighbor Nels Melgaard was diagnosed with T3 Stage II colorectal cancer and has months of treatment and recovery ahead of him. He has been pursuing a multi-week regimen of daily doses of chemotherapy and radiation since early September. Nels will have surgery and then go through another regimen of daily doses of chemotherapy and radiation. As is Nels' trademark, he is approaching this latest challenge with humor, directness and openness with the support of his wife, Anne, and sons, Wilkins and Christian, as well extended family and friends.Through CarePages, Nels and his family have created a safe, private space where friends and family can gather to support one another regarding Nels treatment and recovery.Nels Melgaard and his family built The Nursery at Mt. Si in North Bend, WA from the ground up through hard work, perseverance, and a belief in his vision with part of the Nursery mission to help support local events and charities as a way of giving back to the community.Earlier this year Nels was named North Bend’s 2011 Citizen of the Year. He also served as Grand Marshall of the 2012 Festival of Mt. Si Parade and is recognized for his generous gift of time and effort with youth organizations, service groups, and the Sallal Grange. Nels is known throughout the Valley as ready and willing to lend a helping hand to individuals and organizations in need.As a frequent and enthusiastic supporter of local musicians and open mics throughout the Valley, Nels, with a broad smile, can often be spotted in the audience appreciating the local talent. The Nursery, with its beautiful landscape and surroundings, has become known for summer concerts, promoting both local and traveling musicians from other parts of the country. Please join us in sharing our gratitude for Nels and giving of ourselves as best we can, helping Nels and his family cope with the extraordinary costs of medical care!Most sincerely, thank you!!!

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