My name is Miranda Carlson, I’m an RN living in Bemidji, MN. My mom, Lynn Wright, and my bonus dad, Michael Wright, live in Cottage Grove, MN. Although my mom was hesitant of a gofundme being started for them, I had told her that it is their turn to accept people wanting to help them in their time of need, many have asked what they can do. My mom and Mike are extremely giving people, and are always a support for others when they need it.
I’m sure many of you recall that front cover photo in the Star Tribune article, the same photo used on this gofundme page - that is Michael Wright. Mike is a Veteran, husband, son, father, bonus father, and grandfather.
On November 10th, Michael was admitted to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN and diagnosed with COVID. He has a history of chronic bronchitis, which of course made him high risk. He had developed pneumonia and eventually his organs began to fail. On December 8th, 2020 - the Lord carried Michael home to heaven. Thankfully, my mom was able to be by his side while the Lord took him home to heaven.
This pain is unlike anything my mom has ever felt. On top of grieving a pain so incredibly raw, she faces worries about the expenses that she will now face on her own. Michael was only 54 and my mom only 48, they never planned for this, they planned a long & beautiful life together.
Any little bit helps. If you can help - it will be appreciated more than you could ever know.
We appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers during this incredibly difficult time for our family.
Miranda Carlson & Lynn Wright