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Mayoral Proclamation - Landon Solberg Day - September 23, 2019


View the signed Mayoral Proclamation Landon Solberg Day - September 23, 2019 .

  • WHEREAS, Landon Solberg, the son of Travis and Andrea Solberg, was enrolled at Liberty Middle School in West Fargo; and

  • WHEREAS, Landon was diagnosed in 2017 with Grade III anaplastic astrocytoma, a rare malignant brain tumor, and was given an abbreviated life expectancy; and

  • WHEREAS, Landon bravely underwent several rounds of radiation and participated in two different medical trials; and

  • WHEREAS, Landon attended the Carson Wentz A01 Foundation Camp Conquerors and the Mountain Movers hunt in 2018, returned to Camp Conquerors this past summer and threw out the first pitch at the 2019 Carson Wentz Charity Softball Game in Philadelphia; and

  • WHEREAS, Landon received a Face Time call from Taylor Swift, was welcomed to the West Fargo Sheyenne Boys Basketball Team and was given a Summit League Championship ring from the NDSU men's basketball team; and

  • WHEREAS, Landon throughout his journey of traveling, radiation and hospital rooms, was always accepting of everything that was happening and knew there was a better place where he and everyone else would end up, had confident hope and unwavering faith; and

  • WHEREAS, Landon's time on Earth came to an end on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family; and

  • WHEREAS, Landon used ''Landon's Light" to raise awareness of childhood cancer and to serve as a symbol of support and hope, with the Landon Solberg Fund created at Bell Bank to further the mission of ''Landon's Light;" and

  • WHEREAS, Landon truly embodied a "never say never" attitude throughout his challenges,
    struggles and difficulties while serving as a beacon of strength and determination for our entire region.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That Dr. Timothy J. Mahoney, Mayor of the City of Fargo, and Bemie Dardis, Mayor of the City of West Fargo, do hereby proclaim Monday, September 23, 2019 to be

Landon Solberg Day

in the Cities of Fargo, North Dakota and West Fargo, North Dakota.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we have hereunto set our hands and caused the Seal of the City of Fargo, North Dakota and the Seal of the City of West Fargo, North Dakota to be affixed this 20th day of September, 2019.