St. Michael Patch blogger Maris Ehlers shares how Maple Grove resident Zoe Darling continues her fight against cancer – for a recently diagnosed Twin Cities girl.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Sunday, June 3, 2012
This week's selection includes confusion over tornado sirens, a teen's 'survival bracelets,' Franken in Minnetonka and a Maple Grove senior battling Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Editor’s Note: Every week we will bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Edina, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. (Click on the headline to read the full story.) Obama Talks About Jobs For Vets While in Twin Cities Obama urged Congress to pass legislation that would create a Veterans Job Corp, an initiative that would help veterans find jobs as police officers and firefighters, and in other service rolls. 'Thrill of a Lifetime' to See Obama The Robbinsdale Cooper Chamber Singers found out late Wednesday they would sing the National Anthem at the event. DUI Suspect Turns Himself In, Tells Police, “Take Me to Jail.” Hopkins police say a…
Friday, June 1, 2012
Sharing her story with the world, Zoe Darling battled through cancer her last year at Maple Grove Senior High.
For Maple Grove Senior High student Zoe Darling, her senior year has been anything but easy. For most of the school year, Zoe has been battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Zoe’s mother Barb Darling recalls finding her daughter asleep, homework and laptop open beside her, on the bedroom floor after school in September 2011. She figured it wasn’t out of the ordinary. “This did happen frequently, but I thought with all the late nights at the dance studio and early morning starts for school, this was just a typical teenager’s need for sleep,” Barb wrote in an email interview with Patch. To be sure, 17-year-old Zoe had her blood and thyroid checked last fall and the results were normal. Weeks later, she woke up with sore shoulder and noticed a lump …