Community & People Champlin youth are ‘Heroes in the Making’ Published January 16, 2014 at 12:00 am The Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation turns its attention to its toughest fans; children with life-threatening or long-term illnesses. During the Jan. 10 Timberwolves game, two young Champlin residents were honored as the night’s Heroes in the Making. Melanie Baker, 11, and Mitchell Palmer, 5, were both diagnosed with Type One Diabetes when they were only one year old. They endure daily routines of testing their blood glucose levels and taking insulin to maintain control of the disease. Melanie and Mitchell participate annually in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes with their family walk team, M&M’s Marchers.