MEET COLE BARDEN

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MEET COLE BARDEN

Cole was just shy of being cancer free for 10 years when I was diagnosed with my second ependymoma. I had my third brain surgery in January 2019. A week after I was sent home from surgery, I had a series of seizures at home and had to be transported back to Mayo Rochester. I spent some time in ICU surrounded by family and friends. I did physical and occupational therapy for a few months afterword to get my strength back. which was followed by 35 more rounds of proton radiation. All of my treatment was done at Rochester Mayo. I had clear scans for about three months, and then a “spot” showed up in my scans in early 2020, the doctors weren’t sure if it was cancer or necrosis (dead brain tissue).

Cole had my fourth brain surgery on July 19, 2022 and it was confirmed the spot was another tumor. He is currently hoping to be accepted into a clinical trial in Seattle WA, so for now we are in another period of waiting.

You can read Cole's Full Story Below

OUR MISSION

Mankato, MN

My Happy Haven

My Happy Haven – Mankato is a community-based non-profit organization, incorporated in the state of Minnesota. We are comprised of volunteers dedicated to making a real difference in the life of a woman facing the fear and struggles of a cancer diagnosis. We do this by providing these women with a bedroom makeover, giving them an environment in which to rest peacefully and heal from the effects of cancer and its’ treatments.

We work closely with the woman so we can offer her a bedroom that reflects her personal needs and desires.

My Happy Haven – Mankato is under the Fiscal Sponsorship of My Happy Place – Mason City Inc. for 501(c)3 tax deductible purposes.
My Happy Place – Mason City EIN: 46-2628458
My Happy Haven – Mankato EIN: 87-1448565

WHO WE SERVE

Serving qualifying women in the Greater Mankato, MN area

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Jaci Hanson

Director/President

Anna Reichel

Secretary

Tracy Zins

Treasurer

Beth Fasnacht

Designer

Sherry Schultze

Photographer

Jeni Bubholz

Board Member

Karen Klein

Board Member

MY HAPPY HAVEN MANKATO, MN SERVING THE GREATER MANKATO AREA

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