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Monday, August 28, 2017

LISTEN: Michelle Chalk's Dad Talks About Their Life-Changing Family Tragedy

Keith Chalk is Michelle Chalk's father.

Michelle was the 15-year old, soon-to-be Highlands freshman that tragically passed away on August 1, 2017 when a tree fell on her in a friend's back yard.

We talked about who Michelle was, how the community has responded to them and how they have been dealing with the life-altering news.

"It is obvious to me that Michelle's death was a community experience, and Fort Thomas Matters is a resource the community comes to to get information," said Chalk.

"When Patty was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2014, we created a Facebook group, "Pray for Patty", which we were very open with everyone about our experience.  We made a conscience decision that openness was better than seclusion.  We saw that others could benefit from our experiences.  We trusted in the love and generosity of others despite the risk of being transparent. 

I'm making the same decision with Michelle's death."

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  1. God bless this wonderful family and all they have endured.

  2. Thank you both for taking the time to post this. Our family has wanted to come and greve with you, but we have had no idea how to do so. We have prayed for you and your family. This community is here to support you!