Local Muscular Dystrophy advocate Mike Tews dies at the age of 28

NOW: Local Muscular Dystrophy advocate Mike Tews dies at the age of 28

A local advocate for those battling Muscular Dystrophy has passed away.

Michael Tews, 28, departed this world on November 25th.

Veteran anchors Mike Strehlow and Michele McCormack worked side by side with Tews on the long-running Labor Day Telethon.

"We respect him greatly," said McCormack on the CBS 58 News at 4. "He never let his Muscular Dystrophy stop him from a fulfilling life which sadly has been cut short."

CBS 58 News expresses its heartfelt thoughts to his parents Roger and Lynne.

"We can only hope that his legacy of finding a cure will come to pass one day," added McCormack.

Tews was born on February 5, 1989, in Seoul, Korea. He arrived from Seoul Korea on August 9, 1989, to become part of the Tews' Family and was later adopted by his parents. Mike graduated from Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School in Jackson, WI in 2007. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism at UW-Madison in 2012. We would like to thank his fraternity Theta Delta Chi for their support and friendship to Mike and for building a ramp so he could attend the functions at the house.

He served as the Local MDA Goodwill Ambassador during 2005 & 2006. A special quote by Mike: "If not for MDA, I would not have met my "best" friends, many who have gone before me." These dear friends are mourning the loss of Mike and we thank these friends and caregivers from the bottom of our hearts for the love and kindness that they have extended to Mike. He will be with you at camp next year in spirit.

Mike loved sports which expressed itself in his pursuit of a journalism degree and his subsequent sports writing. He did a Sports Internship at CBS 58 in 2009, wrote for The Daily Cardinal (UW-Madison), Campus Pressbox and other online sports magazines.

Mike's family would like to thank the firefighters from the Jackson and West Bend Fire Departments for all there help.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 3:00 PM at David Star Ev. Lutheran Church 2740 David's Star Drive Jackson, WI. Family will receive friends at the church on Sat. from 12:30 - 2:45 PM. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or David's Star Lutheran Church.

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