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A Treehouse for Megan

Brendan Wiechert had been wanting to build a tree house for his kids, Calen, 9, and Emma 12. When his sister, Megan Wiechert Alden, died at 40, in December from ocular melanoma, he decided to build the tree house in her honor. The lighted tree house features a plaque with her name on in. Now, he knows his children won’t forget their aunt.

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Courtesy of Brendan Wiechert

Megan Wiechert Alden, second from left, is shown with her husband David and her two daughters, Alexa, left, and Nadia in this undated family snapshot. Courtesy of Brendan Wiechert


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From left, Debbie, Calen, 9, Emma, 12, and Brendan Wiechert stand by their newly-built treehouse as Calen launches himself on the zipline, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at their home in Mead.


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Calen Wiechert, 9, walks over a suspension bridge covered with sayings of comfort to the Wiechert family, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 at their home in Mead.


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Emma, 12, and Calen Wiechert, 9, stand in their treehouse, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at their home in Mead.


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Emma Wiechert, 12, sits in a swing chair in the recently built treehouse.


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Emma Wiechert, 12,prepares to launch on the zipline while her brother Calen Wiechert, 9, watches in their treehouse, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at their home in Mead.


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Emma Wiechert, 12, takes the zipline from her treehouse, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at the Wiechert home in Mead.


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Calen Wiechert, 9, uses the pole to exit the treehouse Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at the Wiechert home in Mead.


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Emma Wiechert, 12, right, watches her dad, Brendan Wiechert, take the zipline from their treehouse, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at their home in Mead.


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Brendan Wiechert climbs up the newly-built treehouse in his backyard where the treads of the suspension bridge are covered with sayings of comfort ,Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at the Wiechert home in Mead.


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A sign is attached to the Wiechert family treehouse, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at their home in Mead.

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