Unlike many of the people we work with, you had an epiphany within the first week of your journey ? when your medical exams disqualified you. Instead of giving up in defeat, you fought back and refused to leave. Mike, you had something to prove, to yourself and to your family?and boy are we glad you did.
You turned out to be one of the greatest transformations we have ever had the opportunity to be a part of. Part of what makes you so incredible is that you always made the best of EVERY situation?no matter how much life rained down upon you. Even in the worst of times, your mantra remained ?I?ve never had a bad day in my life?. And more than anyone we know, you truly lived it.
Mike, although we may have taught you a new perspective on transformation, YOU have taught us so much about patience, work ethic, determination, and perseverance. You are a true inspiration, and we are so excited for the world to finally meet such a unique and beautiful person.
You will always be someone that we look up to. We will forever be lifelong friends. We love you, Mike!
Heidi and Chris