Death of My Son

Thursday, February 04, 2010

On February 29, 2010 my step-son Michael T. Helgren was found deceased in his shower at his home. At this point in time we are waiting on the toxicology report to come back, as the preliminary autopsy report did not show anything. The toxicology report tho will take 4 to 5 months to come back. Until then nothing in his mothers house that was his can be separated or given away, not even his car or anything inside his car. Please pray for the family on Friday and Saturday as that is when we will be receiving visitors on Friday and Saturday will be the Celebration service of Mike's young life. He was only 21 years old.

Also pray for the gal that was his fiancé until a few weeks ago. For some reason she is still under the impression that she was engaged to Mike, but according to his mom Mike had broken off the engagement over a week or more ago. If anyone wishes or is lead by God and the Holy Spirit to do anything please go to www.wilmigtonburialandcreamati
on.com and his obituary and info is there, or you can pull up on line the Wilmington Star News and find his obituary there. The family has asked that in lue of flowers to please give a donation to the church that Mike was attending to benefit the Music department that Mike was VERY involved in.

Thank you all for your prayers and support for the family during this time. Love to all. Colleen for the family
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  • PURPLE01
    Hi everyone. Sorry I have not been around for a long time. This past year has been a difficult one,not only the 1 yr anniversary of my step son's death, but we also were made aware that my MIL was not doing well. So we had to go back to NC in late January early February to take her to her doctors to have her checked over. Turns out that she has Alzheimer's and Dementia. We spent 4 weeks (me) and DH 6 weeks there cleaning house, organizing things, and getting her settled into a nursing home. when dh left to come home MIL was settled into a nursing home. Not even a month after we left my SIL took her out just because she was "crying" that she wanted to go home!! well all of the doctors that she saw in the hospital said that she should not be driving anymore or living alone!! Well we got the drivers license revoked but she is living alone, and we have told my SIL that she is hers to deal with, but in my MIL's mind we are liers and thieves!! this is a Nasty disease that makes your loved one into someone you do not know. So it has been a stressful year plus my husband lost 2 jobs over all of this mess and has not been able to find work since!

    Please pray for us as we try to live on my paycheck for the moment and pray that God will supply a job or show us why HE is witholding a job from my dh at this point in time. It is hard to stretch $335.00 over 2 1/2 weeks between paychecks!!! But God has provided in one way or another! We still have a roof over our heads and food on our table and a car so that I can get to work. Putting gas in the car well that is another matter! That is where I am trusting God to stretch my gas for me.

    God Bless !!! Colleen emoticon emoticon
    3444 days ago
    I am soooooooo sorry to hear this. One year ago. Must be a very tough time for all. Condolences on your loss!!
    3638 days ago
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    When we can't trace God's hand, we must trust his heart! Hugs!
    3866 days ago
    I am so very sorry for your family's loss.
    3990 days ago
    So sorry for your loss. I read his obituary and he was a very handsome young man. But at least you know where he is now, in the presence of his Lord and Savior.
    4007 days ago
  • SILVER1369
    So sorry for your loss. My prayers are for him and all of his family. God Bless You!
    4007 days ago
    So very sorry! I have prayed for you and the family. Having a young son myself it really hits home and can't imagine what you all are going through.

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    4007 days ago
    So sorry for your loss. Many prayers sent your way.
    4007 days ago
    Sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers to all of his family.
    4007 days ago
    I cannot even imagine your pain and loss. You and your family are in my prayres.

    4007 days ago
    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
    4007 days ago
    I am praying for you and your family.
    4008 days ago
    I am so sorry for your loss. I have a friend who lost her son 10 years ago. He was 23. To this point she still grieve him every day. It will be very hard over the next few months especially not being able to go through his things, nor remove them. They will serve as reminders daily of what happened. Give yourselves time to grieve and take care of yourselves. Be patient with each other.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Take care.
    4008 days ago
    I am so sorry for your loss. I have a son near that age and I can't imagine losing him. I will pray for you and your family.
    4008 days ago
    Many thoughts and prayers with all of you on your sudden loss of such a young man. Bless all of you.
    4008 days ago
  • BABE741
    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    God bless you.
    4008 days ago
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