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Family and friends of Michael “Mike” Bechaver are raising money for the nonprofit Help Hope Live to fund expenses associated with Catastrophic Injury.

Mike has always been the guy who would give you the shirt off his back but now he needs some help to get his quality of life back. Mike was a truck driver on a mission to lose weight and get healthy after getting to over 450lbs. He had weight loss surgery in 2017 and was on a good road to his goal of 200lbs. when he was out walking his daily 8 miles and was hit by a pick up truck while in a cross walk.

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April 13, 2023

Mike has been doing well since our last update but is facing challenges daily as he always will. His infections were finally controlled and he was released from wound care over a year from the original revision surgery date (October 2021) and has had no more issues with his surgery sites or infection. He was able to get a mobility vehicle financed so he can get out and about easier but it still needs hand controls installed. There is a program he has to go threw to assess his driving skills and they recommend a specific type that work for his needs that will be able to fold away when others need to drive. He also sadly lost his mother in June of 2022 after caring for her in her home for nearly two years. Now Mike's family is facing losing their home but the local community has pitched in and volunteered their time even on Easter 2023 to make sure repairs are made and a loan is able to finalize to keep the home. He has already made many modifications to the house so that he can access it better but there are many small modifications that would greatly improve his quality of life. The biggest being modifying the bathroom to make it more accessible and safe to shower . He is so grateful for the local community and the local news station who has helped shine a light on his story. Mike is truly an inspirational man and he will not give up his fight to have his home and better quality of life . Thank you to everyone following his journey and thank you to everyone donating time or money or food to his family to make sure they are not doing without.

May 4, 2022

Mike has been home and trying to heal but infection is still raging in his body and the doctors don't seem to know how to fix him. We are all highly concerned that this infection is going to get into his pelvis or internal organs and begin causing even more havoc. He was also recently diagnosed with kidney stones as well as a torn rotator cuff so Mikes pain levels are off the charts right now. He is doing all he can to get past this and get back to life as he knows it. This mess has taken such a huge toll on him both mentally and physically but he wont give up. Mike is in need now more than ever of a mobility vehicle he has expressed such gratitude to all who have donated to his cause and from the cash donations he has received in our local community we have finished paying for the home remodeling that was done while he was in the hospital to widen the bathroom but he still needs an accessible shower. Mikes family is exhausted as is he from the last six months of trying to get him healed from what was supposed to be a simple amputation revision. We all want to say thank you to everyone who has taken their time to care about Mike and his situation.

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April 15, 2023

My family and I hope you reach your goal.

Bobby Steel

April 13, 2023

May God bless this family!


April 12, 2023

Keep the faith Michael.

Tonya Secora