My Journey

I'm not Handicapped, I'm Handicapable.
(and no i didnt get that from due date lol)

I left home and drove from nj to california in search of an independent life and safe access to my medicine* so i can live. It's been an interesting journey, lots of ups, lots of downs, and even though I am now weaker than ever...nothing will ever stop me from living my dream, regardless of how long I get to live.

Life is too precious and short to waste time. And I'm Ready.

The three videos below are before and after i left nj, an interview with the Washington Post during my road trip, some audition, and one other one hahaha idk i didnt set up the web site, im kinda lost there :P below that are blog entries! thank you!

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Help to save Mikey's life

As you know, Mikey has always been able to smile through the pain, no matter what, until recently. The pain in his stomach is now worse than ever and has led to an inability to eat, causing rapid weight loss. At 6'1", he's a meager 75 lbs and dropping fast. It's getting more difficult for Mikey to smile through the pain and fear.

One of the only places where Mikey can get help is the MAYO clinic in Minnesota. There, a team of specialized doctors will work together to figure out how his illnesses affect each other and can be treated to restore health and balance to his body so he can keep living his incredible life.

All of this obviously comes with a large amount of costs, which can only be covered with the help and donations of as many people as possible – even if it's just a dollar. Please click on one of the two following links to access the crowd funding campaigns that will help Mikey get better. Thank you!


Be the miracle

About 3 years ago, I weighed about 78 lbs, was on 12 mg of benzos a night, and I couldn't eat without hell to follow. Stress and negativity in my life had gone straight to my gut, completely messing up my digestion. Things weren't looking so good for me. For a very brief moment in time, I thought that was it for me. I was exhausted, malnourished, and under helped. 

I did not give up. I did not give in. I didn't listen to the doctors that had no clue. I didn't take no for an answer. For a couple months I would go to to the emergency room every few days, about 10 times a month. I was on a first name basis with the ambulance drivers, who gave me the option of where to go. Each time I picked a different hospital hoping to meet that one doctor who would help me....  I never met him. 

There's a point in everyone's life where things become so tough that there are two outcomes, success or failure. It makes us, or it breaks us. I had options, accept the uncertainty, or to be the miracle. That moment came to me after I had mistakingly went to Mayo clinic in Minnesota, and they gave my a J tube because I "Smoked too much marijuana".  I remember very clearly. I was sitting in my room, I just had a shower, and was feeling so fresh and so clean, then I something wet in my crotch... It was my feeding tube, it opened up. It leaked stomach acid into a pool in my lap. Between that moment, and having to chemically burn the skin coming out of my J tube every few days. I was done, and I made a decision right there and then. I was going to fix my stomach one way or another, because I had two things on my mind. SUSHI AND STEAK! There was no more anger, no more frustration, it turned to complete motivation and drive. There was no other alternative for me. The magic ingredient? LOVE, lots and lots of love. If I was angry, I would have stayed in the situation I was in. I had LOVE all around me, I had love in me. I stayed happy, positive, and smiling! My friends, family, online family, sent me so many prayers and positive thoughts that it was impossible for me to fail.  

Here I am, about to eat shabu shabu. Celebrating life and loving every second. There nothing I can't do :)

Loving myself


I would like to apologize for my general absence from this group among other things that I have online. Over the years I started becoming more and more self-conscious, the more online I was. I started focusing on negative criticism, missed messages on Facebook, and all the stuff I shouldn't have been worrying about. Insecurities and fears are part of everyone's lives, and I had forgotten that. I kind of felt like if I had all these issues, how can I possibly give good advice. I began counting my flaws, as opposed to realizing my greatness. I have a lot of love for the world, and I'm tired of hiding it. The joy I get from helping somebody is unlike any other. And it took me receiving help from a good friend to really help me realize how I put myself down. The truth is I'm ridiculously powerful. I have always been, even in my weakest moments. I crawled back from death, a feeding tube, TPN, and now I eat steaks and sushi. How I didn't realize how powerful I was I don't know, the human mind can play tricks on us, being our best friend are our worst enemy. I am blessed I was given a good body and good mind. I may not be winning bodybuilding competitions, but I'm still killing it!! Accomplishing everything is set my mind to, and I mean anything. I've met almost everybody that I've wanted to, musicians, actors, inspirational people... But the most important person I recently met what's the real me. Someone I have been out of touch with for a very long time. I found myself overmedicating, just to kind of keep myself in that fog, distracting me from who I really am, but I am done being someone else. God put me here to make a difference, I may not know exactly what I'm supposed to do yet, but I know it involves love & the world. Starting now things will be different, and I am excited to share my love with all of you. Something magical happens when you love yourself, the voice in your head quiets down, and you may just find yourself sitting there smiling. That's what I do now. But don't get me wrong I will still have my moments as we are all human! Just remember, you are the most important person in your life, you always will be. So don't listen to anyone who tells you anything negative, because all you were listening to is a reflection of themselves. The only person that you need to worry about is yourself, and to know that you are perfect, beautiful, and amazing just as you are. Ignore what negative people say. In the end those people are very irrelevant, angry people with angry words are not worth anyone's time. So live today, don't worry, go for it, don't hide, be proud, be courageous, and be unstoppable!! Lots and lots of love, Mikey

TED talk


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Mike Oliveri 



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