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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 9, 2021

Mike is doing great since getting home from the nursing facility, the infection is gone and he is feeling good. He is working on some new projects and looking forward to getting outside more with the spring weather. Mikes family has set up a weekly flea market fund raiser to add to his campaign and Mike will be out helping them every Saturday and Sunday throughout the summer.
Mike has also gotten news that his health has improved to the point that he is no longer considered diabetic. He is steadily losing weight and getting stronger every day. Mike appreciates everyone who is following his journey, thank you!

January 26, 2021

Mike is currently fighting a very sever infection in his finger. He had surgery just before Christmas to fix the tendon that was keeping it from healing from his fall back in July 2019. It was cleaned out from the infection and a pin was placed a week ago and since then he has had to have it cleaned out again twice because it has been diagnosed as sepsis. That means he keeps having the wound opened up and it is causing him a lot of pain. Mike is battling hard getting daily IV antibiotics and has been in the hospital away from his family for over a week now. He is facing the possibility of losing his left hand if this infection can’t be conquered. The loss of a hand having already lost both of his legs would be a devastating blow but he says he won’t give up no matter what life throws at him. He is in need of a vehicle that can transport his electric chair now more than ever because with one hand he cannot operate his manual wheelchair until this hand is healed.
The doctors are planning to observe him another few days in the hospital and then he will be spending another full month in a skilled nursing facility where he can get the antibiotics via IV to beat this infection. It is not easy to be away from his family this long and he is looking forward to getting better and getting home to them.

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May 8, 2021

Donations are coming in from our fundraiser and we would like to thank everyone who is supporting this cause! Thank you all!


January 26, 2021

Wishing you Healing and a Speedy Recovery. Leslie and Kennard

Leslie Bak-Pfalmer

January 15, 2021

Hi Michael, I learned about your multiple challenges and fundraising campaign from your friends at Iconic Dental. I admire your strength and determination to regain your independence. I've made a donation and want to wish you success in achieving your goals. Best Wishes, CM


December 6, 2020

I hope Mike can get his chair asap. Alison, I loved meeting you & spending time with you even though it was brief. Next time we'll have to actually meet Mike & do a day of it. Prayers to you & Mike.

Ken, Gen, Anne, Kalee, Mescha Whitt