Move Mountains for Michael

Our son Michael, has had a condition referred to as an AVM(arteriovenous malformation) of the brain beginning at the age of fifteen. Michael is now thirty three and this past January 2016, Michael experienced a major bleed that went into the ventricles of his brain which left Michael unresponsive and in a coma for several hours. Michael started to respond to commands later that evening. Michael was left with major deficits on the right side of his body impacting his hand, arm, foot and leg where he experiences weakness and spasms sporadically.

Michael suffers from aphasia which affects his speech. He is currently in a position where if another bleed should occur it could potentially end his life. There is a procedure offered in Germany that could help surppress an oncoming bleed and resolve Michael's condition. Approximately two to four procedures will need to be accomplished, obviously each procedure is costly. After each procedure Michael is to stay in the hospital between four to five days. This is an extremely important medical issue, the phrase a matter of life and death is not thrown around loosely. That is exactly what is occuring in Michael's life. Please we ask you from the bottom of our hearts to help support this effort to help a young man fulfill his life. We need these funds urgently because you do not know when the next bleed could occur. In addition, if you would like to donate your frequent flyer miles to help support the effort in getting  to and from Germany that would be much appreciated. Thank you for your consideration, for monetary support.


The Hirstreet family








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Alan Hirstreet 
Green Brook, NJ
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