To the people of Minden and the surrounding area,

My name is Tina Wilkins and on February 7, 2016, my life changed forever. It was Superbowl Sunday and Minden was in the middle of the St. Jude Auction about to break records once again.

While talking on the phone making vacation plans, I suddenly felt an intense pain go through my throat, chest and abdomen. I was convinced I was having a heart attack. My husband called 911 to send an ambulance. I was taken to the hospital and diagnosed shortly thereafter with a Type A aortic dissection that went from the



  1. Tina, In the many years that I saw you on a day to day basis, I witnessed you being the hand of God for so many children and sometimes the families of those children. You have been a blessing to so many! And I’m sure he has much more in store for you! Still praying! ❤️

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