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!

Feel free to contact me at all times:

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!


Happy thanksgiving! well belated at this point since its 3:07 AM hahaha its been a pretty long day, i had to drive into NY to pick up some camera gear at B&H downtown to get some camera needed items! But What i wanted to say first is thank you to everyone who not only took the time to watch my video, or check out and I've already received some more then appreciated donations, and i would like to especially thank those people in particular, because i know how difficult things are with the economy these days and i also know how was it is to keep a house and a family running, and i don't take that for granted, thank you from the bottom of my heart, you all really dont know how much you are helping me help accomplish my dream :) You guys and gals ( no order :P) are the best!! So THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!! words cannot describe :)

I met an awesome employee of B and H today who i was lucky enough to spend some time with in the store to talk about life and what it all boils down to. I'm thankful for meeting him.. any time i get to have a conversation with anyone its a privilege.Antonio, you the man! and move to Texas!!! west baby west!!! hahaha but now i have some more equipment to document my epic journey with, because i want to share my beautiful experiences with the world, because i am lucky enough to have the most incredible experiences in my life, and its really a beautiful thing!

on a sadder note i had to say a sort of goodbye to my great friends (my boo's) tonight because the journey begins tomorrow!!! I will miss my girls more more than i even want to imagine, my friends are my family, and i love them all very much! So tomorrow... Vermont with more amazing people....and EXTREME wheelchair snow sports to give the cold one last taste of my till tomorrow!!

oh and if you haven't already, add me as a friend of facebook: Michael Oliveri, or Mike Oliveri, i dunno I'm sure you all know how to do it! ill have a link up soon anyway, oh and myspace too!!!

love for all



Anonymous at: November 28, 2008 at 5:39 PM said...

Hello Mike,
I'm Daniel, do you remember me with the lovely late Clorinda ? Christiane sent me an e-mail today, which links to your site. I saw the video of you and your sister in the space and also the photo gallery with your grand-mother Isabelle and the video of your very sophiscated car (drive carefully).
I wish you the best for your stay in California and hope you will be in good condition for years. May God help you. It would be great if you e-mail me from time to time :
Big Hugs and congratulations for your project.

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