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THIS is the power a community can do. After steadfast support from the community, Mr. Munson is ROLLING AGAIN! WE DID IT! I'm proud I can grow (and hopefully you can too) up to know we live in a community worth pouring out our lives into, where we can take risks and be ourselves, where we can chase our dreams and goals because we have a strong network of friends and family behind us.
Mr Munson and his fam back ROLLING again
An awesome moment. We presented the check to the Munsons at our school's rally. We showed support for the Munsons and honored ourselves for doing such a great act! This is the power of a community!
Presenting the check at the CHS Rally.
Cupertino High Students enthusiastic about the work we have done together! This is at our end-of-the-year rally.
Celebrating the check at our rally.
Micheal's friend made this. Thank you, Brenda!
A great friend of Micheal made this!
Thank you so much everyone. We are simply speechless. We have more thank-yous coming soon, though. Currently, we are in the process of getting Mr. Munson the wheelchair. Its a long process, but the look on the Munsons' faces once they get the wheelchair will be worth the wait.
Thank you everyone so much!
Check out what we got in the email today! Can't wait to count the cash we made from the dinner event to see if we hit our benchmark. Stay tuned, and thanks for all the support guys!
Look what we got in the mail today!
"I cannot express the amount of gratitude my family and I have for the community. You all helped so much, and it only brings us closer to 25,000$. You all helped me believe that with a community, my family and I can get out of this adversity we have fallen into. Thank you all:)♥ SO far, we've raised over 10,000$ and I was astonished by y'alls participation to help my family and I. It means a lot. Lets continue to reach our goal, and help my dad ROLL out of this hole he fell in, and once again, join the community. The more shares and likes.. the more publicity, and the more help we can get.. Again, I want you all to know how thankful I am. Thank you♥" - Micheal
We broke 10k today. Thank you so much.
Its less than 24 hours since we've first launched the M&M Project, and we've received so much support. We're already raised about $3,500 - more than a tenth of our goal! Let's keep this up! Please share, continue to donate, and RSVP to our dinner event!
'Thank you, everyone, for all the support we've gotten so far. We're keeping the amount we've raised so far a secret from my dad for now. I can't wait to see the look on his face when we tell him we're that much closer to getting him a wheelchair!' - Micheal & The Munsons
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'It was an average day, same people, same sun, same desires, same life...I thought. I'm walking home with a grin on my face, excited to come home, see my family, and eat food after an exhausting day of school and wrestling practice. I was ready to repeat the cycle to help me, my family, and satisfy my longing for food and rest at home with the ones I love. I come up to my door, and there is a post it note, it said, " Micheal, an emergency has happened, open the door to the house, and call me-Mom" At first glance, it was only something small, like an errand my family forgot to run. I walk inside the gloomy house, a sense of melancholy overcame me, thats when it first hit me, I worried my family. Quickly, I grab the house phone and call my mom, she's distressed, concerned, her voice quivered, " Micheal, Pops is in the hospital-" My vision blurred quickly, and I came back to my senses, and convinced myself it was something small, trying to recompose myself, I ask her what happened one more time, she responds with a gasp, her voice sounded empty, hopeless, "Pop fell down the creek, he has gashes that rest on his legs, his back, neck, and head...He is paralyzed." My vision blurred once again, zoning out into darkness, I lost my balance, and caught myself. I sat down in disbelief, everything that once lingered in my mind, faded away. My dad, is he okay? Is he going to be the same? Of course he will? A wave of optimism hit me, only to be dried out by the truth, or what I heard...what does paralyzed mean? I convinced myself it was a dream, and I should sleep on it. I wake up, my eyes feel heavy, it's 2AM and my dog is sleeping next to where my dad used to be...I immediately came to the fact, that he's gone. I called her name lightly, her ears perked and she ran towards me with hope, I looked into her eyes...I felt a sense of bliss hit me again, and I repeatedly told myself that it will be okay. My mom comes home, a tissue box in her hand, my brother's face was drained. As if all life was over, and again, my feeling of hope came crashing down again. My mother's voice shook, and she told me, that my father is paralyzed from his chest down. He was found in the creek, the dog whimpered next to him, blood stained his hair and clothes, his voice was strained from 3 hours of yelling for help. and she told me, God helped me find pops. There is hope, stay strong. My brother, Tyler and I, stood there silently reminiscing of what it was like to be with my father again. And honestly, that same inspiration, that same hope that I had for my father is still in me, and YOU can help my family and I overcome this adversity. I've worked so hard throughout highschool, maintaining a high gpa, working hard in 3 sports a year, while my brother was just getting introduced to high school and tried new things. We only want our father to walk again, for him to be out in the community, and watch us grow along with the rest of the family. There's one obstacle where we must overcome now. The cost of a wheelchair. It's a human function, and he can't do it. Is life over? NO. There is hope, not only in us but in the community. It's only a wheelchair, it's 25,000$, but without it, he cannot walk. He only wants to join the community again. He came from being a college football athlete, a father who swims with his family once a week, to someone who is bed ridden, confined within his own mind. He can not move. This is where YOU come in. Please help my father join the community, help my family and I overcome this obstacle, and #LETSGETMARTINROLLING' - Micheal