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!


I'm back

I have not been here nearly as much as I should. It's because of being over tired, I've lost my help and funds to hire help, so it's been tougher to do more of the things I want. Like be here. I don't like making excuses so I don't want this to be coming off as one. I'm back. And I'm here. Honored.

The reason I'm a bad blogger is because I got in the habit of making YouTube videos, under the name mikeyoliveri or now Mike Oliveri haha I can't keep up with the Internet. However I've been on it for 4 years. Receiving emails from around the world, donations, messages on Facebook. So many I can't keep up :/ makes me feel like a real jerk. But.... I'm trying my best. And what I'm trying to do is what most people would say is impossible. My whole life goes against the grain, I just see the beauty in the path less travelled.

I made videos, tweeted some things, FB is an open door, I accept everyone. If you saw the touching messages and emails I get, you would cry as I do.

I am here to live fully, on my own terms. Not the way doctors or people with any opinion tell me. Because I know my heart. It craves to connect with others. I have had 1000's of conversations with strangers made family, shared moments in person with them. All of a result of driving from NJ to Cali and not caring about anything except what I knew was real, and right.

I was alone. Broke. Still am haha hungry, But I don't worry, I don't fret, I have faith.

The universe brought me this far. I can only trust that its taking me to the next appropriate place.

My fingers are getting tired so I'm going to stop this one, but I will be back!!! just like Arnold... But a lot skinnier ;)

I love you all. Thank you for being my Hero's. U have all given me purpose that I couldn't be more honored to fulfill :)



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