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Dear Family and Friends,

I am writing to you on behalf of our brother, Mike Bates, a beloved husband, father and a true friend to many. Mike suffered a life-changing spinal cord injury following a devastating motorcycle accident over the 2011 Thanksgiving holiday. This was while camping in the desert with family and friends, a 40 year family tradition. Mike is now a C2 quadriplegic.

Updates (16)

November 6, 2018

Just wrapped up the 5th Annual fundraising golf tournament and it was a huge success. A great time had by all and lots of money raised for the fund. Thanks to everyone involved that made it such a great event.

September 7, 2018

Video from the 2016 golf tournament

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November 8, 2018

Thanks, Mike. Glad to donate. It's been many years since we worked together at QUALCOMM, but I think of you often and wish you only the best.

Melanie Gardner

November 3, 2018

Hey Mike, we hope your annual golf tournament goes well. It’s always fun to see everyone come out to support you and have a blast at the same time. We need to schedule lunch soon – Dan & Jen

Dan & Jen Torpey

October 27, 2014

Mike, Nice to hear about the great progress you've made. Keep up all of the hard work - your an inspiration for all of us.

Matt P.

October 6, 2014

Hi Mike! just bought some raffle tickets (I guess if we win we can raffle them off again - ha ha!). Love hearing your updates from Panama. No need to send you words of encouragement - you're one of those stubborn, driven, never-take-no-for-answer Bates boys!! Keep up the amazing work Mike. We love you and send our prayers to you, Christine, and the gang every day.

Steve, Pam, Tom, and Katie Bates