Thursday, October 31, 2013

From a Grateful Mom

Mykel, we met some time back and you sent my daughter, who was ill, a pic of you and Ruth from Man Woman Wild.  I just wanted to let you know that she has gone to the heavens now, and you made her very happy.  I will truly be your biggest fan forever, no matter how old I get, for making my little girl happy for a few years.

 "Mom, on behalf of us both, we were so sorry to hear--thank you for sharing with us.  We send you lots of big prayers and all the best.  Our thoughts are with you."

The Hawkes

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Young Survivors

An especially poignant note about a near-death experience and recovery of some young fans:

I just wanted to drop you a line to give you and Ruth a big thank you.  From July 29, 2012 to September 14, 2012, your MAN WOMAN WILD show kept me company during the vigil at my youngest child's bedside. On July 29, 2012 my son, Jake and my daughter, Sarah were in a near fatal car accident. Jake had his entire left side busted up and broken, and Sarah had a diffuse anoxal brain injury (she was in a coma for 22 days). Your show always gave me something to talk about to her; when she woke up and wanted to watch Netflix she picked MAN WOMAN WILD every time.

Jake was just starting bull riding when he got in the accident; he has fully recovered and is bull riding again. He's been accepted to Bozeman MSU and will be studying AG business. Sarah went from having her entire left side paralyzed and having to learn to walk again; she's a sophomore this year and is in the speech and drama club. They told us she would be a vegetable, but she has fully recovered with only short term memory issues she calls brain fluffs. She has a gray sense of humor; she says she has the memory of a gold fish, attention span of a knot, and the bladder of a squirrel.

Thanks so much for doing what you do. You and Ruth are A number 1 in my book.


Friday, October 18, 2013

Young Fan as Hellion Enthusiast

Got this note from the mother of a new owner of a Hellion Elite knife...

My son, Nicholas, is an avid outdoorsman (as much as an 8 year-old can be) plus he is a knife collector. When he colors or draws he adds knives and hopes to design his own someday. He also has multiple 'survival kits' and tries to learn as much as possible about being prepared. The knife you designed for Tops became a goal for him. Nic could not focus on anything else until he had the money to buy a Hawke Hellion Elite! To top off his exciment, he received an authentic boonie hat (worn by his granddad in Vietnam) he can look like Mykel Hawke! (especially having THE knife).

Anyway, thank you for your time!
Sincerely, April

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Young Fan Appreciation

Sharing a nice note from the mother of some young fans:

Just a thank you to you and your wonderful wife.

My 8 year old son has taken to your old show. You both are amazing role models for him. The respect and affection you have for one another is really touching to me. He watches your old show all the time now and it's probably one of the only shows on T.V. I don't mind him watching. He's even trying to get my 5 year old son into it.

Anyway, I just wanted to thank you both for your demeanor, your information and your tasteful shows. In this day and age, decent shows are hard to come by. Especially for boys.

Thanks again!