Welcome to the Mike Vander Horn support family! This site is for family and friends, old and new, to organize our efforts to support this extraordinary person. This page will serve as your home base for rallying the troops and receiving updates to support Mike Vander Horn.
Quick update first: Mike moved down to GR the end of April and has been living with sister Vonda for the past 8 weeks. Mike started having trouble with balance around Easter, and this has progressed to no walking right now. Mike is very positive and never complains. He has a great sense of humor and is still quick with his comebacks. We named his left leg Larry and left arm Lucy as they are very Lazy! Mike has battled this brain tumor for just over four years now ...and is looking forward to his eternal home in heaven where he can be made whole. We are currently doing a few days of respite care at Trillin Woods and will head back to Vonda's mid week.
More updates to follow.
Your First Step: Please take 30 seconds to click on the "Follow" button on the top right of this page. This will allow you to receive updates, read journal entries, share Horn’s story on social media, and help the family with week-to-week calendaring needs. Though not mandatory to follow Horn’s page, we encourage you to easily create an account with your name and email in order to be able to post photos, leave comments and sign up as a helping hand on the Calendar page. Feel free to upload a photo of yourself to your profile so we can get to know and recognize others on Horn’s support team. After clicking “Follow” above, read on to learn more about what you can do to help.
Journal: This tab is where you can read the latest entries posted for Mike and our support team. You may see additional authors writing updates here as well. Each post is followed by a photo and name of the author of the entry. You can reply with supportive comments to any journal entry, or click on the name of its author to send a private message.
Posts: This is where you can leave an encouraging message for Mike and family, and to read thoughts left by others! If you have something pressing you'd like suggest that everyone sees, please don't hesitate to contact us via private message so we can consider sharing it more widely in the Journal sections. There will undoubtedly be many coordinated efforts and we want to make certain they’re organized and publicized through this site to help drive the greatest possible impact.
Calendar: Please see this important section to learn what the family needs NOW. This will be an especially helpful section for locals in close proximity to Mike. This is an up-to-date calendar which will list the family's immediate needs. If you see a need posted and can fill it, please sign up through the calendar page directly (i.e. not through private communication) to let us and others know that you've committed to that need.
Notifications: After clicking “Follow” above, you’ll then see a tab to manage “Notifications”. If you feel you’re receiving too many or too few email notifications, please check this section to tailor notifications to your areas of interest. For example, if you want to receive journal updates but not new calendar posts, or any combination of notifications from this site, you can do set them to your preference this