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When my kids were smaller, there was a family at church that we would see all the time.  Our kids are roughly the same age so if we showed up for an event or activity there was a really good chance we saw the Biermeier family too.

I'll never forget when I heard that one of the kids in the Biermeier family was in an ATV accident.  He was just 12 years old and unfortunately, the accident was something that his body couldn't recover from.  Hunter, a 7th grader in Rochester, Minnesota who loved making others smile, passed away in November 2011.

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Hugs From Hunter Waffle Event in Rochester, Minnesota Helps Bring More Smiles to Kids

Although Hunter isn't here to make his dream of making others smile a reality, the Hugs From Hunter Foundation is carrying on this mission.  They are inviting everyone to join them on Saturday, October 28th for their annual event where you get some amazing food and join in to bring a smile to someone who needs it.

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Everything you need to know about the Hugs From Hunter Waffle Event

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Twelve year old Hunter Biermeier had a fun-loving, contagious personality and smile. He was best known for his love of sports and also excelled academically. Hunter had a strong faith in God and Jesus as his savior and declared this through believer's baptism in October 2011.

 

One of Hunter's goals was to visit children in the hospital and read to them. He loved to make people smile. Hunter's life was cut short by an accident in November, 2011.

To fulfill Hunter's desire to make children smile; the Hugs from Hunter Foundation was created. Our mission is to provide comfort to children in crisis. We provide children a cuddly teddy bear and a security blanket to comfort them during difficult times. - hugsfromhunter.org

Get to know Hunter - Here's the video he recorded just a few weeks before he passed away

A few weeks before Hunter's accident, he recorded a video that played while he got baptized at Christ Community Church.  As you watch the video, you'll see that he truly was an enthusiastic little guy who loved sports!

Learn more about the Hugs From Hunter Foundation

I know people from Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, and all over the United States are reading these stories and if for some reason you can't make it on the 29th to enjoy some waffles but you still want to help the foundation, check out their website here.  They describe the various locations where teddy bears and blankets are brought to kids in a time when they need a gentle hug and some comfort.  You can also see how you can join in to help the cause too.

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Townsquare Media cares about our community!  If you know another event happening in our area or a nonprofit that helps others, please let me know!  I'd love to help spread the word and learn more.  E-mail me at jessica.williams@townsquaremedia.com or send me a note on my Facebook page - Jessica On The Radio.

Top 5 Injuries Googled in Minnesota

Injuries happen - that's just part of life, especially if kids are part of your world. When someone in your home gets hurt, we tend to go first to Google to see if we can figure out the injury ourselves. According to some research by injuredinflorida.com, below are the top 5 injuries that are Googled by people in Minnesota.

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