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Michael has chosen to fundraise with HelpHOPELive in part because HelpHOPELive assures fiscal accountability of funds raised and tax deductibility for donors. Donors can be sure that funds donated will be used only to pay or reimburse medically-related expenses. To make a tax-deductible donation to this fundraising campaign, click on the Donate Now button or call 800.642.8399.

Michael suffered a severe accident in March of 2013 while skiing in Lake Placid, NY. He broke his neck and sustained extensive damage to his spinal cord, resulting in paralysis from the shoulders down.

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December 24, 2016

Dear Michael, Rosalie and Alyssa--may you all enjoy a blessed Christmas and a special 2017 as you continue forward for recovery.

Patrick and Cynthia.

November 30, 2015

Gosh, so sorry to hear about your life challenge. Good luck in your fight and prayers to you and your family.

Rob Rauch

December 30, 2014

Hello Michael, Glad to hear you'll be working with UCLA in their clinical trial. That's great news! We wish you, your wife and daughter all the best. We look forward to your next update.

Michael and Susan Mayes