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Michael doesn't let everything get in the way of his beautiful spirit! He sings and plays the piano, he tells jokes and loves the minions! He warms your heart when you talk to him and even living hooked up to tubes and machines now, he will still smile, joke and sing!

Michael is the Sweetest Kid. He was born a typical kid, around 2 years old he suffered a stroke and found out he had a brain tumor on the optic nerve.

After the stroke he was paralyzed on his left side - requiring him to be wheel chair bound. Nothing stops this kid - he just celebrated 10 years of beating this cancer.

His family used that date to give back and donated to Children's this past fall. Then one month later was admitted to the hospital after having several seizures and a scan showing growth in tumor. He has been living there for more than two months as the tumor and cyst are not cooperating.

His dad (band teacher at Mt. Healthy) has had to miss a lot of days so that someone is with Michael in the hospital at all times and someone is home to care for the other 3 kids (all younger than Michael). His dad has about 10 days left and then will have to FMLA which means work with no pay.

Michael's mom is a stay at home mom with Myra - Michael's 3 year old sister, Anthony - Michael's 6 year old brother and Alex - 9 year old brother.

Michael doesn't let everything get in the way of his beautiful spirit! He sings and plays the piano, he tells jokes and loves the minions! He warms your heart when you talk to him and even living hooked up to tubes and machines now, he will still smile, joke and sing!

This local Delhi family needs help. They are trying to do everything on their own. They are so humble and don't share all the struggles and hardships, they just keep going living day to day. They give to others on a regular basis.

Michael is the most positive, fun loving, full of life and happiness. The parents need to be there for all 4 of their kids while Michael fights in the hospital. They shouldn't have to worry about sick days and paychecks. The focus should be time, time with Michael, time as a family.