Today’s day of sanctuary was also sponsored by Denice Mikkelson! Denice is one of our beloved volunteer caregivers and shares her heart with all of the primates here at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest in countless ways. She does so much to make the chimpanzees’ lives better and is also the driving force behind their garden. Today is Denice’s birthday and in true “Denice fashion” she chose to celebrate by making a difference for the chimpanzees. Denice shared this special message:
“It’s my 60th birthday. The Cle Elum 7 and all the other primates associated with the Sanctuary are so near and dear to me. There is not a day that I don’t think of the “7”, of what they have been through, how their lives have changed and what the future holds for them. They have made huge changes in the way I view the world. I am honored and humbled to be a part of this organization.”
Denice, thank you so much for including the chimpanzees in your life, always. We hope your day is filled with all the things you most love and may all the good you share with others return to you tenfold. We think that should include lots of treats with Queen Negra-style food (or cake) squeaking and clapping at your husband, Ken, when you need more! Happy Birthday!!