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!


History of mikeywheels and donations

When I started, i had no clue about what was next.

I set it all up with help from a friend and had one video and a donate button.

I didnt want a donate button tho...

I'm not one that likes help.. Hell
on my cross country drive I didn't let my friends help drive once. I used to get called the cliff hanger because when I used to walk I used to drag myself up the stairs rather then accept a piggy back.... Stupid lookin back now..

But when it came to me leaving nov 28th 2008, after watching into the wild, the movie, I wanted to find out what MIKE was made of. And although I need and needed money. I never wanted to take from others who need it too. I feel odd. And when donations came in like a fury after the Washington post video, I actually took it down. Because I had enough to get to Cali. I KNEW I'd need more when I got here. But I'm stubborn.

I of course needed to borrow money when I got here. I've done it three times from the same man. A father figure to me. A man who for some reason believes in me to the point where he promotes my life here in Cali as mikeywheels. I payed him back last time. $5000, then had to borrow another $5000 from him recently, and then another 2. I ask him for money when I'm really screwed. I don't expect it. It's up to him to give it to me. And due to his success he is able to help me. If not for my parents doing their best, him, and Paris Hilton as well as the hundreds who have donated to me.. You all know who you are. I would not be here.


I am a quiet guy who is very self conscious. I hate the way I look. I hated the way I walk, nervous with girls haha I'm a a dork!

And then I'm making random videos, writing to the world, speaking at schools, changing laws, newspapers, radio, TV, famous friends, rock star buddies, actor friends, VIP treatment for NO reason.

And you know, I almost want to give the money back. It's a instinct. I feel bad. THAT, is my problem, i know how to be there for people, but I don't take care of myself.

The point was never to rely on the money of the world and people's generosity. I just want to find out my capability. And maybe make a little money myself one day.

But I can't thank the donators enough, you all gave for no reason. I accepted and it was hard. But I know I need help. And I'm not going to ruin the party because some people want to help me :)

Im still tryin. And won't give up.

I never made a video saying subscribe to me.

I never made a video saying donate.


I was too busy being sick and trying to document my life so for reason lol

The world took on, no huge audience but I've been honored.... For me. 2 people following me is an honor.

I live like a rockstar with no money or gig.

I'm a pimp with no lady haha

And have the greatest friends in the world, yes, some famous, which makes NO difference.

I'm friends with someone for WHO THEY ARE.

I accept almost anyone to my Facebook, I share my life on YouTube, twitter, tumblr, and all the rest haha because people tell me it helps their lives seem easier.

Can ANYONE be honored more?!?!

People tell me that, me, just being me, changed their life. When I'm not even tryin to.

I'm trying to be the best person I can be. Live to the max, and shoot for the stars, literally ;)

And to the world who has watched my videos, read my anything, or follow me. Thank you for believing in me and allowing me this life. I would not be here without your support.

Thanks to you, and all my friends through Danny Carey, Dean May, Paris, and the list goes on. You all SAVED my life in some way.

Just recently Bill Manspeaker from Green Jello literally saved me from dying.

I fell out of my my wheelchair lift, hanging upside down for 5 hours.

Literally upside down, head banged up, body bruised, pissed myself, I passed out after 4 hours. And my caretaker was not coming till 9 the next morning... Luckily, Bill came home, being that I'm letting him live with me till we find a home together in hollywood.... And he saves me.

Prying my body from the corner by the toilet. And nursing me back to life. Giving me meds food and water.

I almost died.

I met Bill for 5 minutes at the tool loft years ago.. Brief. Just a nice to meet you... Come party lol now he lives with me and saved my life.

Then he offered me a home when I was homeless once too.

All because of one friend. Danny Carey, yeah he is famous and the drummer of tool...however he changed my life.

The friend he is, and his friends are...Bill, Ritchie, Erik, Paul, honestly the list is endless. Have enabled me to live this beautiful life. They are the best friends. Like Paris and her friends, Dean May, Pablo Machado, my new roommate Philly, haha I seriously can't name them all :)

I've always been at the mercy of the world. And I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

I love you all. I don't know where I'm headed, but I know it's up :)

Thanks for joining the wheels :)


Sorry I ramble :P


My twitter