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Letter: Support means a lot to Malins

Thank you! Two small words that mean so much.

Where to start?

It's impossible to thank everyone around you who has come together for one main reason: to "support Kyle Malin and his family." Kyle, in the Army since graduating from FHS in 2002, was on his fourth tour of duty. July 12, while on foot patrol in Afghanistan, he was severely injured when an IED exploded, taking both his legs and inflicting several other serious injuries. Kyle is currently recovering and rehabilitating at Brooke Army Medical Center and the Center for the Intrepid in San Antonio, Texas. His wife, Alicia, and two young sons have joined him at Ft. Sam Houston, where they will be living during his commitment to the Army. A benefit was held Sept. 18 at Heritage Links Golf Course in Lakeville.

Family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, community, businesses and even complete strangers rallied together to help with the benefit with door-to-door searches for silent auction donations and door prizes to be given away, only to help make sure that this benefit was a huge success.

Kyle will be back in Minnesota next spring and hoping to see everyone who has helped support him, sent him get-well wishes, cards, prayers, monetary gifts, help with his family, etc. just to tell them thank you in person. It's impossible to thank everyone, but you have to try. You need to act as if what you do makes a difference, because it does.

Kyle is progressing daily. His attitude is amazing and the support has definitely been felt by the entire family.

Jon and Deb Malin,