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Michelle’s Legacy from the Minneapolis Star and Tribune.  The
messages here are from many of those that Michelle touched in her special
way and changed lives in such a positive manner.
Northland School of Dance  This is the dance studio where
Michelle and her mother, Lynn, danced together in the Galaxy dance line.
A scholarship was established in Michelle’s memory to help aspiring
dancers.  Each year one student will receive a scholarship toward their
tuition costs. Michelle loved the great technical training she found here and
the loving and caring people. Most of all Michelle recognized the love and
respect that Teresa Rolf and her staff instills in all their students.
Alpha Gamma Delta is an international sorority for women,
dedicated to academic excellence, leadership development, high ideals and
sisterhood.  Michelle’s experience at Alpha Gamma Delta was wonderful
and she loved her sorority sisters as they loved her.
EFFECT Magazine:  Michelle was the Managing Editor of the
magazine published by LarsonAllen, a professional service firm that
provides assurance, accounting, tax, consulting and advisory services to
organizations and individuals managing business ventures and finance. A
special memorial page  (PDF file) was published in the summer
2004 issue in remembrance of Michelle.  (Thank you
The Christmas Box Angel Statue was introduced to the world
in the book The
Christmas Box, a worldwide bestseller and
hit television movie by author
Richard Paul Evans
The Minnesota Daily is an independent, student-produced
newspaper on the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota.
More than 100 years old, The Daily has grown from a small arts weekly
founded near the 19th century's close to become one of the nation's largest
college newspapers, and one of the very few that are entirely
student-operated. Michelle learned most of her journalism skills while at
the Daily and was Copy Desk Chief when she graduated from the U of M.
The Dragonfly Project A small act of kindness to help a grieving
family, following the death of their son, led to the creation of The
Dragonfly Project in 2002.

When an 11-year old friend died from a brain tumor, Anne Marquardt
Brooker sent his family a story about dragonflies and their significance in
the cycle of life and death.  The story so moved the grieving family with its
"message of hope" that it inspired Anne to create a nonprofit corporation
that would reach out to others who were grieving the loss of a family
member or friend.

The Dragonfly Project consists of volunteers who help put together and
mail condolence cards, a copy of the dragonfly story and a dragonfly key

Anne, continues with the organization in its mission to offer a message of
hope and encouragement to those in need.

We were recipients of a Dragonfly packet full of love and encouragement
when we lost Michelle.  We have found in this wonderful organization so
much love and caring.  We truly believe that Anne and her many
volunteers are angels for those in need.