Help Michael Live
$260 raised
13% of $2k goal
6 contributors
5 Years running
Welcome! Michael (on right with his little brother, Elijah) is a handsome little boy whose smile will captivate your heart. He is My Christmas Miracle! Michael has Cerebral Cavernous Malformations. It is a rare disorder listed with the National ...
Welcome! Michael (on right with his little brother, Elijah) is a handsome little boy whose smile will captivate your heart. He is My Christmas Miracle! Michael has Cerebral Cavernous Malformations. It is a rare disorder listed with the National Organization for Rare Disorders. Currently there is no known cure for the numerous lesions he has in his brain. As he grows older so do the number and size of the lesions. This past December, at the tender age of eight Michael had a hemorrhagic stroke which resulted in right hemiplegia to his face and upper and lower extremities. Due to the rarity of his illness Michael was flown by CALSTAR (California Shock Trauma Air Rescue Ambulance) to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. A renowned Neurosurgeon, Dr. Gary Steinberg, performed Michael's ensuing craniotomy on December 23, 2011. Christmas was spent in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Santa was so kind to suspend time just for Michael as Christmas would be celebrated later in January. With the encouragement of so many people, some complete strangers who with Love in their hearts, reached out to my son, Help Michael Live was created. A donation site was first started in the UK by a loving woman, Theurgist Jacqui O'Reilley, who has experienced the loss of a child. Jacqui has great compassion for Michael. She has a special gift that is used to find the missing children of the world. We have now embraced the name for the United States as we live and are from Gilroy, CA. Love and compassion truly exist and I am thankful God has paved our path with so many wonderful Angels. Please join our Help Michael Live facebook page and see how God's Plan for Michael unfolds before our eyes. I know Michael has a special purpose and mission here on earth. Please be so kind and share his story with all your family, friends and loved ones. We are trying to raise money to go to Santa Fe New Mexico to participate in a research study that may lead to clinical trials in hopes of finding a cure for Michael and other loved ones who are afflicted with this rare illness. Michael currently may be the only participant within his age group out of approximately 170 participants. We are praying that he tests positive for a specific gene mutation so we are one step closer to being selected for this particular study. He will then hopefully have his first MRI without general anesthesia at the University of New Mexico Hospital. In addition we will be attending a June Angioma Alliance Patient and Family Conference that will have expert presentations on my son's rare brain disorder. We will be traveling from our home in Gilroy Ca and would appreciate any financial help or prayers. Please give with Faith in your Heart that one day with your help a cure will be found for my son, Michael. Please pray with us that he and so many others have the chance of living a long, healthy and happy life without pain and suffering. There are currently approximately 370 people registered in the international patient data registry with this illness. We must create awareness in our search for a cure. Michael has so much to live for. Michael once said, “Mom, I am protected by God, Angels and My Friends”. Thank you for loving and protecting Michael. Michael has so much faith in all of you. He is blessed with such a determined Little Spirit! God has heard and continues to hear all your prayers for Michael. Remember, Michael is our Christmas Miracle! He survived a surgery that would have been inoperable for most neurosurgeons. He raised his foot after we were told that he would not go to rehabilitation. Walk with us on this Journey of Faith. Thank You for believing in Michael. We will always continue to count our blessings. My Son Will Live and He Will Do God's Work. This We believe with All Our Heart ♥ All our love, Lisa, Michael and Elijah too!
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