Mike Harrison Medical Fund
I will continue to update this site as new information becomes available.
Wow, another year has flown by!!! Michael turns 53 today, holy cow! It's his 3rd birthday without our beloved sister Trish but she is in our hearts and on our minds always, especially today!
I have attached a picture from Christmas with Mike, Apple and Steve at Michele's house in Troy. It was great seeing Michael over the holidays. His sense of humor and quick wit are as strong as ever as well as his inappropriate conversations that make some uncomfortable and others pee their pants laughing... I am among the latter group!
The renovations continue at the Albany Nursing home and Mike is still up on the 5th floor while they work on his old 3rd floor. He likes being up higher, the view is better he says. ;)
As always, if you can't stop by in person to have Mike lift YOUR spirits, you can always send him a card letting him know you are thinking about him or call the facility to say hi. That will certainly lift HIS spirits!
780 Albany Shaker Rd
Albany, NY 12211
We love you Michael with all of our collective hearts! I consider myself quite lucky and blessed to have you as an older brother; a model of selflessness and a pure heart. A man who'd give you his last cent or the shirt off his back. The kind of guy that stops at accidents just to see if he can offer some help or pick up a hitchhiker on the road, cause you had been there. You have helped form me Michael and I am grateful to you for it!!
I LOVE YOU MAN! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!
WOOHOO! WE LOVE YOU!
Mike's 52 years young today! And for his birthday, he was re-located to the 5th floor of the Albany County Nursing Home as renovations have begun on the facility and he is now two floors higher. I hear it's a better view and Mikey likes being high.... ;)
His physical recovery is coming along slowly but Michael is a warrior and works at it every day. His attitude is really good for the most part but he does get lonely there and there aren't many other residents that Mike has things in common with. If any of you are thinking of a birthday present, your PRESENCE would make an AWESOME PRESENT! The address, in case you need it, is:
780 Albany Shaker Rd
Albany, NY 12211
I'd also like to take a moment to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Michael's twin, our sister Tricia, who is smiling down on us all. You are so LOVED, MISSED and ALIVE in each one of our hearts.
We send all of our love, thoughts, gratitude and prayers out to all of you who care for Mike and read this page. This community of love has enabled Mike to come this far and with your continued support, he will continue to progress. THANK YOU!
Much love & light!
Hello all! It's been 4 months since my last update.... Time really does fly!
Talk about time flying, Mike had both of his sons graduate in June, Joe from Cazenovia College and Henry from Lansingburgh High School. Congratulations gentlemen, we are all very proud of you both!
June was also Father's Day and where else would Mike want to go for that than The Ale House! He had an awesome time seeing everyone and shocked quite a few people by remembering their names when it had been years since he had seen them and then even more so with his quick wit and sharp tongue! Michael really comes alive and shows remarkable mental recovery when stimulated like that which is incredibly encouraging to us. He doesn't get enough of that kind of engagement at the facility in Albany on a regular basis so I do encourage everyone to stop by if they are in the area and play a game of cards with him or just bust chops... He is guaranteed to make you smile!
The physical recovery has been much more of a struggle for him than his memory and mental acuity and the more stimulation he has from friends and family, the more we hope that will drive and motivate his physical recovery.
I have attached some pictures of Mike, Michele, Joe, Henry, and Grandma Mary from the last month's festivities as well as our sister Kate visiting Mikey yesterday with a delivery of fresh socks and a bundle of love! ;)
Hope everyone's enjoying their summer! Michael and the rest of our family send all our love, thoughts, prayers and gratitude out to each and everyone of you!
With Much Love & Light,
Hi all, It's been a little while since I updated this site and I apologize for that! Tomorrow is Mike's 51st birthday and his first birthday without his twin, our beautiful sister Tricia.... I know it will be especially tough for him tomorrow, although he would never admit it.
It would mean the world to him and to us if any of his local friends & family could stop by and visit him at the Albany Nursing and Rehab facility near the Albany Airport. The address, in case you don't have it, is:
THE ALBANY COUNTY NURSING & REHAB FACILITY
780 Albany Shaker Rd
Albany, NY 12211
VISITING HOURS: 10am - 8pm
Mike is on the 3rd floor, they can give you the room number when you sign in...
Praying you have a beautiful birthday tomorrow Mike, I love you endlessly and look forward to seeing you in June when I visit.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHAEL! WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!!
LOVE & LIGHT,
Looking good Mike. I will be in Troy in August and will come visit. Padula
Hey Mike. Hope you rec'd some cards I sent. Keep fighting we love you. Padula.
Hope you had a great Birthday Mike! Love ya
Happy Birthday Mike!
Happy Birthday Mike and Tricia :)
Happy Birthday Mike!!! Always thinking of you!! May this spring bring you strength and happiness. Love Daryl and Jay
So great to hear the surgery was successful! Thinking of you always. Henry is such a handsome young man....xoxo
so hope this helps you sir...may the road rise up to meet your feet..much love and peace
Congrats on a successful surgery Mike! Big Love from Aly n mySelf.
Thoughts and prayers or a very successful surgery today!
Thank you for the update Mark. I have been wondering how Mike is doing. Mike you are in my thoughts n prayers bud. Who's the best cook at the Ale Haus? Lol!
Hey Mike it's been a while been thinking about you wanted you to know that your in my prayers and I want you to continue to stay strong and fight to get better miss seeing you at the ale house lol stay strong my friend until we meet again
Mike Thinking about you and your beautiful family...sending you & your sister happy thoughts of healing and love!!
happy birfday young mr. harrison....please look after your dad because i know he smiles when u r near...i make him laugh,,,,but u and your brother make him smile....listen to your mom she is a guideing force...always do the right thing and u shall forever be grateful...uncle apps loves you..peace and love...make your daddy even more proud
Happy Birthday from me and Joe! Miss you! Spring training finally. Let the games begin. xoxo
Happy Birthday hun!!!!!!!! Thinking of you today and always. We miss you. Hope you had a great day! Stay strong....thoughts are always with you. Love Daryl and Jay
Hey Michael it's great to see you are getting out from time to time. It's only a matter of time before we have to put up with you again and I can't wait. GO SEAHAWKS
whats up my buddy...hope u r well..sorry we didnt touch base around the holidays thats all on me...sorry to hear about your twinny...shes a tough sob like u ...and a fighter..thank god we all have a sense of humor because this shit aint funny..but we laugh in its face..do your very absolute best to make your way home sir..i promise to come down and see u soon...i dont even need directions any more...peace and much love to u and your womb mate...