(Re: “Basketball teams wear green and raise green for family of Ripon player,” Dec. 21, 2017) The Mitchell family would like to thank the Ripon High School basketball team and community for all the support they have provided us during Dan’s illness.

     In September, Dan was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma. It has crossed over into his spinal fluid and brain, and he is being treated at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee.

     Along with months of chemo and radiation, a bone marrow transplant is scheduled for Feb. 8, which will require us to stay in Milwaukee for three months.

     Until we began this journey, we had no idea how much we would need to depend on the support of those around us. We were overwhelmed by the generosity shown us by those who donated money and gift cards during the basketball team’s Lymphoma night.

     Between coach Steve Brooks and teacher Becky Morrin, as well as the boys and their parents, they planned an evening that generated over $1,000 in support. ...

     On Christmas morning, two young girls came to the door with an envelope. We thought there would be a note enclosed, but it only contained a large monetary gift. They may have been dressed as elves, but they were angels. ...

— Dan, Barb and Garrett Mitchell
809 Newbury St.

     To read the entire letter, see the Jan. 4, 2018 edition of The Ripon Commonwealth Press.