Family supports Trails4Transplant mission


Members of the Van Horn family of the Chokio and Alberta are fully aware of the importance of an event such as the Trails4Transplant ride that passed through Chokio, Alberta and Morris May 28. The ride raises money for organ transplants and raises awareness of the need for transplants.

Sharon Van Horn's son Curtis was an organ donor when he died in 2006. Her son Craig is an organ transplant recipient.

"It's so important," Van Horn said of events such as Trails4Transplants. "In fact I met one of the trucks as I was coming into town and I had to cry on the way out there (to noon meal stop)."

Van Horn was busy helping to make a noon meal for the riders on May 28. She, family members and friends were to serve the riders and support volunteers breakfast on May 29 before the group left the Stevens County Fairgrounds in Morris for Benson. The family is also associated with the Stampede 4-H club. Club members were serving an evening meal on May 28.

Her daughter LeAnn Honzay will ride with Trails4Transplant on eight of the 14 day trip from North Dakota to Bird Island. Continue reading

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