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Thank you - Donations pour in for 8-year-old Mikaslyn Larson of Missoula, Montana from across the globe

November 13, 2010View for printing

"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." Dalai Lama


The community, the state, the nation and the world showed its compassion and giving spirit this week by responding to a Missoula family's plea for help.

When word got out in a Missoulian story that the family of 8-year-old Mikaslyn Larson had until Friday to come up with $35,000 for a critical, possibly lifesaving hip surgery doctors scheduled for Nov. 16, people around the globe opened their wallets.

Donations poured in from Missoula, from across Montana and from distant places like Florida, Switzerland and as far away as South Africa.


Many thanks to Susan Hay Patrick, CEO of Missoula United Way for her innovative solutions, vast networking expertise and compassion.

MJ's father, Rick, operates Missoula based web development company -


By BETSY COHEN of the Missoulian

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