Bar News - March 16, 2016
Victory Lap in Beating Cancer
Eric Mikutel, whose frequent trips from Londonerry, NH, to Boston, Mass., for cancer treatments were supported by SOLACE, the NH Bar Association’s email help list, sits inside a BMWi8, at the BMW factory in Leipzig, Germany, where the hand-built sports car BMW i8 is made. Mikutel, who is now in remission, visited the factory thanks to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
Sandee Mikutel, a legal assistant at the Hillsborough County Attorney’s Office, last year used the SOLACE mutual help list to ask for assistance with travel from Londonderry to Boston for cancer treatments for her teenage son, Eric.
Eric, who was 17 when he was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer in January 2014, is now enjoying remission after months of treatment and five surgeries. He is now back to a full-time school schedule and will be going on to college at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy next year.
Eric was able to celebrate his remission with a trip to the BMW factory in Germany, thanks to a request granted by the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
Sandee, Eric’s mother, wrote to the Bar Association in thanks for the support she received from many generous donors through the SOLACE list.
“I’m sure the attorneys at the bar who’ve helped us would love to hear about Eric’s progress and as a single mother, I am very proud of his accomplishments,” Mikutel wrote.
SOLACE is a mutual help network made up of members of the New Hampshire Bar Association. SOLACE assists those in the legal community with immediate needs arising from a crisis or emergency, such as: a need for clothes lost in a fire; blood donations due to an injury or illness; or a need for transportation or lodging during a hospital stay in a city away from home.
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