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Northfielder Max Henson, R.I.P.

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23-year old Northfielder Max Henson died last week from injuries sustained at work the week before. The Benson & Langehough obituary includes this:

He attended Northfield Schools, graduating in 2008. Most recently he was working at Drink Restaurant in the Uptown area of Minneapolis, where on March 23rd, he sustained a traumatic brain injury while protecting a co-worker with an unruly patron. Max was loving, helpful, caring and strong. He enjoyed his friends and was an avid football fan.

He recently moved home to help care for his mother. Max was active in helping people recover from addiction. Max was a longtime member of the Youth Board and The Key (Northfield Union of Youth) and was attending Minneapolis Community Technical College (MCTC) – studying economics and photography.

Services: 4 p.m. Sunday, April 10, 2011, at Emmaus Baptist Church in Northfield.

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At no time was his loving, caring nature more apparent than when he reached out to those who were trying to kick their opiate addiction. His mother, Sarah Henson, takes great pride in knowing that her son was responsible for getting others into treatment.

Max Henson’s willingness to give extended even after his death Tuesday. As an organ donor, doctors have told the family he can help 40 to 60 others.

Gail and Ed stump for Sarah; the music begins Friday at 7 pm

IMG_6328Gail Moll and Ed Kuhlman stopped by my corner office at the IMG_6325GBM this week.

They each had flyers about the Sarah Henson benefit concert on Friday night at the Grand Event Center.  Sarah, mother of 4 teens, has a grade four glioblastoma brain tumor.

Sarah Henson and friendsBack in Nov. 2008, friends, family and the Northfield community held a big ‘house party’ for Sarah and enough money was raised to help pay her mortgage for a year. See the blog post with photo albums from the fundraiser. The photo on the left, with Sarah at the center doing a ‘thumbs up’,’ was from that event.

Continue reading Gail and Ed stump for Sarah; the music begins Friday at 7 pm

Ed says ‘Yo, be there, for shizzle!’

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When Ed Kuhlman pesters me about something, I try to ignore him. But when he pesters me and sets up a blog, I pay attention.

Ed has set up a fundraiser event blog for Sarah Henson. Her friends are having a ‘House Party’ for her at The Grand on Nov. 14, trying to raise enough money to make her house payments for a year while she deals with stage four glioblastoma brain cancer.

Here’s the PDF poster with the text of the email that her friends have been circulating around town:

sarah-henson-poster-sshotI want to let you know about an  upcoming benefit for my dear friend Sarah Henson. Sarah, a single mother of four who got her college degree at age 45 and graduated valedictorian of her nursing class, was diagnosed this past spring with stage four glioblastoma brain cancer. This is devastating news for her and her family.

If you already know Sarah, you know how very special she is. If you haven’t had the good fortune of meeting her, she is one of those very special people that makes every one she meets feel like her best friend — a loving and caring personality who truly inspires everyone she encounters. She is simply one-in-a-million.

My friends and I are hosting a fund-raising event for Sarah at The Grand Event Center in Northfield on Friday, November 14. I’d love for you to attend. The goal is to raise $18,000 — Sarah’s annual mortgage payment. It is very important to Sarah that she and her family are able to stay in their house while she focuses all her energy on battling her brain tumor.

The November 14 event — “A House Party for Sarah Henson” — will feature a silent and live auction (from 6-9 p.m.), followed by dancing and celebrating to the sounds of The Zillionaires. There’s no cover charge but donations will be accepted at the door. It will be an evening filled with food, friends, and fun — all in support of a great cause. More information about Sarah and the event can be found at www.sarahhenson.wordpress.com or by visiting www.caringbridge.org/visit/sarahhenson. (If you’re able to donate goods or services to be auctioned off, you’ll find information about that, too.)

If you are unable to attend the event but would like to make a donation, a fund has been set up in her name. Please make checks out to:

Sarah M. Henson Benefit Fund
Wells Fargo Bank
700 Water Street
Northfield, MN 55057