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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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September 24, 2021

Its been a little over a year since Mike’s last revision on his legs and he was just informed again by his doctor that he needs to have surgery. This doctor said if he ever wants the possibility of prosthetics one day, then they have to go in and take another inch off each femur and clean up the bone growth. Apparently the human body has this awesome ability to heal its self and his bones are growing in his femurs trying to “heal” themselves. This is causing very sharp bone edges that are cutting into his muscles and causing terrible pain. The surgeon is talking about doing them both at the same time which is in its own way good and bad. That is a lot of work and a lot of pain for Mike to endure but he has a great attitude and is ready to have them shave down these bones and lessen his daily pain levels. Everything is about quality of life now and Mike and his family are ready for this next step in that direction.

September 20, 2021

After the car buying fiasco Mike was very shook up and upset but was unable to get the dealership to do right by him. So instead he and his family have decided to make the best of it and got the vehicle fixed up and began taking day trips. When you look for the silver linings you will find them, so Mike is doing well and is enjoying life with his family and not focusing on the negative experiences. Life has dealt him many blows but nothing is stopping him from being happy and moving forward and doing great things in life.

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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