Five years ago, Michael contracted a serious bacterial infection that left him in a coma and eventually caused oxygen deprivation to all four limbs. As a last resort, the hospital was forced to amputate. The seven months that followed were a maze of doctor’s visits and physical therapy. Yet even the long recovery process couldn’t dampen Michael’s smile or sense of humor. He always remained positive and his strength pulled not only him, but his family and friends through that time.
Michael is now in seventh grade. He plays lacrosse on his middle school team and has scored multiple goals this season. However, his greatest accomplishment may be his indomitable spirit. He is truly an inspiration to all that know him.