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A Hockey Player in a Hockey Family
Mike and his family are longtime fixtures in Colorado hockey and have been involved in the sport since the early 1970’s. Mike grew up in Littleton playing youth hockey, for Heritage School, and later for the Colorado State University Rams club team. Mike is one of the original members of the Edge Old Time Hockey League and his brother Steve is also an avid hockey player. Mike has worn the Dawg Nation jersey having played with the Under Dawgs in the Dawg Bowl where they hoisted the coveted Dawg Bowl trophy as champions of their division in 2017. Mike and Steve’s dad, “Mac”, was a longtime youth hockey coach. The McLean family has been a big part of the Littleton Hockey youth league.
A Visit from “The Widow Maker”
In June, Mike had a visit from “The Widow Maker”, a massive heart attack that usually has a 97% chance of killing its victims. Mike’s two main arteries were 100% blocked and he initially died but was brought back to life with God’s Hands, also known as The Paddles. After spending many days in the ICU, he was slowly brought out of the induced coma he had been put in, a process that was slow due to not knowing how long Mike went without oxygen.
The Road to Recovery
Mike is back home and making progress on the road to recovery. He is doing well but is very unsure of medical bills, his health, and his lifestyle going forward. While he was under insurance, the hospital stay and ongoing treatments understandably are racking up large deductibles and other bills. Mike and his wife Julie have two adult children with one attending Colorado State University. Mike is self employed with an insurance company co-owned with this brother Steve but it is unknown when he will be able to return to that.
Your donation will help Mike McLean, who DAWG Nation has selected as a grant recipient from its charitable class. Your contribution is made with the understanding that DAWG Nation has complete control and administration over the use of all donated funds in pursuit of its charitable purposes and in support of its charitable class.