Entries by Angel

A Message From Founder/Executive Director, Lolly Rose

Angels Danced the Day We Were Born! Angel on My Shoulder turns “Twenty Four” on February 21, 2019. I am so proud of Angel and how its wing span has grown throughout these twenty-three remarkable years of touching hearts and lives in positive and profound ways. It is a great personal honor and joy to […]

Riding With The Angels

Community means everything for Kyle Schmee, who lives in Park Falls, Wisconsin. A Technology Education teacher at Chequamegon High School, Kyle learned the importance of volunteering and giving back at an early age from his mother, Marny, who passed away on February 6, 1998, due to cervical cancer six days before Kyle’s twelfth birthday. “I’m […]

Making Lifelong Friends at Camp Hozhoni

  Brian currently lives in Fitchburg and works as a Comptroller for a not-for-profit organization in Madison.  This coming February he will be a 28-year cancer survivor. Michele lives in Madison with her husband, John, their children, Priya and Josef, and their beloved dog, Juniper.  She has been a special education teacher in Madison public […]

A Tradition of Volunteering with the Graziano Family

by Mark McNease Born and raised in Milwaukee, Rob Graziano moved to Muskego with his late-wife Renee in 1994. Two years after daughter Nikki was born in 1995, Renee was diagnosed with cancer twelve weeks into the pregnancy of their son Alexander.  Renee tried everything available but lost her battle October 2001 at the age […]

Healing Angels: My Story

Cancer Survivor was not a title I ever thought I’d possess by the age of 41.  I however, approached it head-on, plowing through surgeries, treatments and doctors’ appointments.  Cancer was not going to beat me. And although my cancer journey was a fairly positive one, I found that in a blink of an eye, I […]

Camp Teen Angel 2018

By Kathy Mathie A small but energetic group of 13 campers graced our 2018 Camp Teen Angel July 13-16, 2018. Camp Manito-wish YMCAin Boulder Junction, WI was our home for the long weekend and the staff and facilities were fabulous. Thanks to our wonderful counselors, Kyle Schmidt, Joel Depons, Magen Zettelmeier, Chloe Springer, Alyssa Brugger and Laura Beilke who led our […]

Charlie Kotke and Peggy Nimz: A Dynamic Duo for Angel On My Shoulder

Charlie Kotke and Peggy Nimz: A Dynamic Duo for Angel On My Shoulder Mark McNease Peggy Nimz and Charlie Kotke have become familiar faces at Angel On My Shoulder. Born and raised in St. Germain, Peggy (maiden name Breese) has been married to her husband Scott for 29 years and the couple has one son, […]

A Recipe for Compassion with Joe and Kathy Lass

A Recipe for Compassion with Joe and Kathy Lass Mark McNease Owners of the Wolf Pack Cafe in St. Germain, Joe and Kathy Lass first met at the Vilas County Fair in August, 1988. According to Kathy, “It was love at first sight.” After dating for a year and realizing they needed more than seasonal […]

Camp Angel : July 2018

Camp Angel (ages 7-12) was held July 6–8, 2018. An enthusiastic group of forty-one incredible campers joined us for our summer Camp Angel experience. This awesome group of young campers was warmly greeted by Campsite Co-Directors, Dick & Amy Lemke. A Tree House, Ark, Fort and Tower were the unique weekend lodging of our camper […]

ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER GOLF SPECTACULAR

The Twenty Second Annual B. Bruce Krier Angel On My Shoulder held in June 2018, was a resounding success with 100 plus and then some golfers coming out swinging on the renowned St. Germain Golf Course, the largest and fastest 18-Hole course in the beautiful north woods of Wisconsin. Another phenomenal year of raising thousands […]