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: mike@mikeywheels.com


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!











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Just got into Miami, looong drive. A few setbacks and car issues, but we're here and safe so can't complain! Very tired, and am editing the past few days. Hope to have it up by tomorrow. I hope everyone had a great weekend. I learned a lot during the last few days. I look forward to sharing it with those of you who are reading this. We've been offered shelter from our friend Kevin, he along with many others have been more than generous by offering us a place to stay across the country. It means more to me than anyone could know. Thank you all

Peace and Love and Appreciation,
Mikey

5 comments :

Anonymous at: December 8, 2008 at 6:49 AM said...

It's good to hear from you! It's freezing here in NJ (21 degrees this morning)! Glad you're in the warmth...

Love ya,
Mama Vixen

Mom at: December 8, 2008 at 9:27 AM said...

Oh yes, you are where you need to be baby in sunny and warm Miami. Wish I was there too with you!
And Matthew, can't thank you enough for making this trip with Mike, it's his dream come true and you made that possible. You are a wonderful friend and a great person. Thanks for being in our lives.
I love you you both
Mom Oliveri

Anonymous at: December 8, 2008 at 10:06 AM said...

Hey Mike, I know I barely knew you in HS but I've been reading up on your blog and I think it's awesome. All the more power to you. I hope your trip goes well and you have a blast. Keep the updates coming.

-Mike Pirone

TRINI Rodriguez at: December 9, 2008 at 8:17 AM said...

HEY MIKE: ITS GREAT TO BE ABLE TO FOLLOW YOU ON THIS JOURNEY. I AM HOME SICK TODAY BUT COULDNT WAIT TO GO ONLINE TO FIND OUT WHAT YOU WERE UP TO. YOU INSPIRE ME EVERYDAY. KEEP IT UP. ITS OK TO FOLLOW ONE'S DREAMS EVEN IF WE DONT KNOW HOW THEY WILL TURN OUT. THANX FOR SHOWING US THAT. LOVE TRINI

Susie at: December 10, 2008 at 2:25 PM said...

Hey sweetie!
I can only hope that I can grow up to be like you...although I may have missed that window of opportunity! I love you and wish I could make the computer crap go away, but you know that I barely know how to check my email...but why Kansas??? It is cold and dreary! STAY SOUTH! There are roads that go west but without the weather! Travel safe!
Love ya...Susie P

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