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!


a great friend helped me out to keep the wheels turning, im "not allowed" to recieve "help" according to the "government". which Tom Didn't do....Not! No, but "seriously", he is a super funny guy who has kept me laughing with every hilarious message he wrote me on facebook throughout this journey since the get-go. A real true amazing and incredibly generous human being. I am lucky to have him in my life. One Love brotha. Secondly hahaha i keep meeting people, great people, all kinds, colors, heights, sex, occupation, religion, fame, honor, respect, bottom line, i dont know how much more lucked out i could get with every aspect of my life in terms of me meeting people. Its actually kind of bizarre....but i roll with it :) Because its beautiful

I am out here trying to live....independent of my parent's continuing financial support. I would like to be self sufficient, and will be. Maybe not at first, i have incredible people in my life who have helped me get my wheels rolling, people who have donated since the very start, once again, YOU ARE THE WAY I GOT HERE....and that was the biggest move of my life. I have cut myself off from receiving any money from my parents. WHY? Because i can! And WILL find a way, the last thing i told my mom regarding money was to if anything consider sending me, a not at all but kinda sorta belated "gift" for christmas. But that was it. and we fought about it, but i am very stubborn. And i want to do this. FOR ME! because i believe in love and life and turns out (not to my surprise) there is a world of people out there who do to. Im gonna find em all!!! hahahahaha

I know help is needed because im a cripple, and we know these things. Both physical and sometimes financial. I just want to eat, medicate..... (very important in order to eat...meaning one doesnt happen without the other) ie...i keep getting thinner, for those who has seen me, they know, im a skinny skinny guy, i weigh about 90 somthing. ans its going down became of the pickle of the social security and all its ups and DOWNS regarding "help". But its cool because everything works out the way it should. and im still ticking right? i dont ever get tired, or hungry (without medication......NOT covered by medical insurance) probably because its all natural and why would the government want someone to be on a healthy medication............riii
ight. No, but Morphine is cool... yeah cool as in dead because that "Sh*T" almost killed me in egypt. The Legal pain killer....or as i like to call it, LEGAL HEROIN. only the govenment thinks its cool because of all the money they get from it.. So I get dead...and they get rich and have power? i think not. because i didnt die. And i kicked morphine. Alone. Under MY "Doctorial" suggestion. thats deff not a word but whos counting.. And now im just trying to live, and even where i live (Sunny California baby) its sketchy and not provided through Medical or medicade....MEANING not affordable, because of no (actually realistic) income is allowed...on the books..

and i need to eat, so that means i gotta medicate (volcano is key)

and if thats a problem for the government, thats a problem for me....which really means, it goes right back to being a problem for them, because i won't die for my government. But i Will Live.

And i tend to upset the system hahahaha because i STAND UP for what i believe in.....even tho "i can't" :)

Everything and anything is possible, im just exploring and LOVING, because nothing is more important, LOVE EVERYONE!

i still dont have the program and this just took and hour to type and im crampin haha (ladies i know you cramp in a much worse way) but i need to take all my pills so i can shut my eyes, my body just keeps wanting more and more and wont lemme sleep!

Im going to rest now ,see ive rambled and i havent even gotten to tell you about what has happened in my life! but thats another chapter, and speaking of chapter... Go read or see Into the Wild.

Love and Light and PEACE!!!

Michael Joseph Oliveri. And Proud :)

ps. thank you to Tom and to everyone else who has written and sent "gifts" to me to help out. I live because of you.

oh and for all those who wondered who drove the trip, it was me, for every mile, and i am in the process of taking ownership of my van (thank you Dad) <-----incredible father. So i can take the insurance too, because i want to own every aspect of my life, and BE RESPONSIBLE for myself 100% AND DONT EVER CHEAT ON YOUR GIRLFRIEND OR BOYFRIEND...IT HURTS A LOT MORE THAN ANYONE THINKS BUT KNOWS. TRUST ME I KNOW, I MADE THAT MISTAKE, AND SHE NEVER GOT THE FULL STORY...granted I didnt deserve a second more of her life, and Now she is HAPPY living her life. I CONFESSED because she deserved better than me. And i knew it, even before she did. and i got what i deserved...nothing more from her. And i Still Love her. She is probably one of the most beautiful people i ever had in my life. And was there for me. And LovED me. Thank you Shannon for putting up with me till i gave you another reason to stay away. Most beautiful two years of my life (romantically) Guys, watch out! oh look at that its 4:19 Good night everyone, i love you, thanks for putting up with me! ~The ChairMan


Anonymous at: February 6, 2009 at 6:26 PM said...

Hello Michael,

I send you a very big Hug from France, I love you,


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