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Hi, my name is Marisa - Mike is my brother (this is his family pictured next to this blurb). I will be the one updating the blog to keep you informed. Our main goal with this is to keep friends and family in the loop so that first and for most you can pray. Prayer is so important and already the impact your prayers have had is huge, so thank you so much. Please feel free to contact with any prayers or verses or words of love for Mike, Jolene and the girls and family.

THE FIGHT FOR MIKE

Sometimes life hits hard, like it did for our family, but we are believing and standing on the truth that God is a miracle working God.

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March 21, 2018

So I did something scary today, I created my own website just for me. A lot of people have commented that I should keep writing my process, but it felt weird doing that here. 

It felt time for something new, so in that I created marisakarola.com. This is the place where...

February 26, 2018

A huge thank you to Iconium Media (Karen and team) for making this video happen for us. Also, another huge thank you to Davis for the amazing tribute video of Mikael. 

This last week has been difficult as the business of planning ended with the memorial servic...

February 18, 2018

We are live - hopefully this helps make it easier for people.

https://www.facebook.com/mikaelsmemorial/​

February 16, 2018

This Sunday, February 18 at 3:00pm, we will be holding a memorial service for Mikael. It is at Sherwood Park Alliance Church. 

For those out of town it will be live streamed. The link for the live stream will be posted here on the blog shortly before it starts.

Much...

February 13, 2018

While only a few days have passed since Mikael's passing it feels like a lifetime ago, yet also it still doesn't feel real. 

It is an intense struggle of coming to terms yet also attempting to keep Mike alive in some way - not being ready to let go of him here on earth....

February 10, 2018

There truly is no easy way to say what I'm about to say. On February 9th my brother Mikael went to be with Jesus. 

Even after typing that, I pause, because it just seems so surreal.

It took me so long to leave his side. Everything in me quaked at the thought that he...

February 9, 2018

'While Jesus was still speaking, someone came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue leader. “Your daughter is dead," he said.“Don’t bother the teacher anymore.”Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, “...

February 3, 2018

Mikael is still much the same. Well, the same, but also worse. I feel as though there have been times on here where I've stated something like, I'm gonna be brutally honest, and well, I feel like that's all I have to offer; brutal honesty. (also messy thought processes...

January 28, 2018

I'm going to start this post with some brutal honesty: the last couple days have been difficult on all fronts. 

As much as I struggle with the words to say right now, I will say this: Mikael has been getting weaker, physically speaking. 

They have put a central...

January 25, 2018

Oh man. I don't even really know where to start or what to say as far as how Mikael is doing. Tuesday was a very rough day. Like we're talking after spending time with him it was one of those try to drive through tear filled eyes. (more like eyes drowning in tears - to...

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