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Thursday, April 19, 2012

About Make It Happen!


My name is Dwayne LeForge and this is a short story about my motorcycle accident that occurred in 2000.

Waking up after 18 days in a comma and having a 7% chance of living, I was told by my son that I had lost my left leg and had a broken neck, back, left arm and broken right leg. I thought for a brief moment I wanted to give up. However after seeing my wife and son by my side, I knew I had to fight and I refused to accept this and set my focus on the future and Making it Happen! After 18 months in the hospital before coming home. Leaving me bound to a wheelchair losing one leg and with many other limitations I Made it Happen! (with help from some great Doctors) With the support of family and friends I have been able to achieve some goals but still fight to achieve more! I was told I would never walk but have managed to have an artificial leg made and can stand for 20 MINUTES! I CAN NOW TAKE A FEW STEPS!!!! YOU can do anything you set your mind to doing! Events that I once took for granted are now my goals and helping others believe they too can MAKE IT HAPPEN!

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Together we can MAKE IT HAPPEN!


P.S. A special Thank you, to my Mother Edith LeForge and my Sister Ruth Ann Worley, for fighting for my life. The doctors did not want to put me back together and your extra effort saved me from being a donor!

MICHIGAN MAGAZINE TV is working on the next MAKE IT HAPPEN segment devoted to America's physically challenged. While we are doing that....the crew at MAKE IT HAPPEN is busy constructing their new website! Stop by for a look at their progress and learn more about how you can HELP US MAKE IT HAPPEN!


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

THE BEST ANIMAL SHELTER IN THE WORLD!...This is soooo great we just had to share!! Wash. Animal Rescue League: An Animal Shelter Like No Other!

Grand Opening of 70 mile North Eastern State Trail

SAVE THE DATE on Saturday, June 23, 2012 Grand Opening of 70 mile North Eastern State Trail (NEST) A recreational trail that connects Alpena to Cheboygan. The Top of Michigan Trails Council, along with state and local officials, businesses and chambers of commerce announce the GRAND, grand opening of the NEST. The NEST is a ten foot wide trail constructed of crushed packed limestone, creating a link across northeast Michigan on the former Detroit to Mackinac Railroad. The trail connects Alpena, Posen, Millersburg, Onaway and Cheboygan. “This is a beautiful rural trail going through farmland, across many rivers and streams, through emergent wetlands, small towns and parks and along the east side of Mullett Lake; this trail is a true gem,” said Emily Meyerson, Trailways Coordinator for the Top of Michigan Trails Council. The planned celebration include simultaneous ribbon cutting events at 8:30 a.m. in Alpena, Posen, Hawks, Millersburg, Tower, Aloha and Cheboygan where local officials can celebrate the trail in their community. The Ribbon Cuttings will be the starting point for different length bike rides which will take riders to Onaway. From 12:00 to 2:00 in Onaway there will be the celebration lunch and trail dedication. There are plans for live entertainment, vendor booths and prizes. Those registered for the ride will receive a grand opening t-shirt, entry into a prize drawing, transportation back to their car and a great lunch provided by Manzana’s of Onaway. Individuals and families can also just register for lunch. For more information and registration information go to the Trails Council‘s website at We thank our generous sponsors who are helping to put on this event: Alpena Regional Medical Center, Alpena Orthopaedic Associates, Moran Iron Works, Presque Isle Electric and Gas, Rieth- Riley and Citizens National Bank.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

Chris Tomlin - I will rise...Have a blessed Easter......


Tremendous turnout at Townhall Meeting, in Houghton Lake/Prudenville, for FINDING BIGFOOT series!

Entire cast there to interact with locals and plan 11 day investigation in N. Michigan. All this will make for great conversation at our Third Annual Bigfoot Bash at the Michigan Magazine Museum last weekend in July! Hope to see you all there....especially those at last night's meeting who where singled out to take part in the "recreations" and actual investigation.

Air date for N. Michigan segments tentatively set for September...But as crew told me this is a very big TENTATIVELY. I know how that goes! Of course we were not allowed to take any video or pictures. Understandable.

I believe one or two of the local newspapers were allowed to take for that in your local newspaper.

Do I believe?...Well after last night's meeting with all those who had stories to!..It's hard not to believe SOMETHING'S out there!

FINDING BIGFOOT on Animal Planet!