Help for Mike's medical costs.

In the blink of an eye what we think about our lives can entirely change. Just a few short months ago Mike Bouchard (George), the hunter and fisherman extraordinaire, Harley enthusiast, musician and very hard-working guy was diagnosed with a double brain aneurysm requiring major surgery. He then, a few weeks later was handed a diagnosis of stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

For this man to be dealt these cards was crushing, to say the least. Michael is a very special guy. A little crusty on the outside, but very loving on the inside, with a giant heart. And a bit of a wise-ass to round it all out. He’s the guy that will be there for you to help with any problem or challenge that you might be having. It’s very important to him that he provide well for his family and be there for his friends.

Since November Mike has undergone countless medical procedures and surgeries, each of which has taken a huge toll on him. Along with the physical and emotional cost, the medical costs are astronomical. He is receiving weekly chemotherapy and pain management with the hope of restoring some quality of life.  So many have asked how they can help. At the top of the list is prayer, love and positive thoughts, and if you're so inclined, please donate what you can here. Your donation will go a long way to help with the financial burden, allowing Mike to focus on his health and well-being.

Mike hasn’t been able to work since January, and his wife Kathy is his life-support, physically and emotionally. It’s been humbling and heart-warming to witness the outpouring of love and concern from countless friends and family, and that continues to be an immensely important thing in their daily perseverance.

Mike, to this point has experienced numerous challenges. The most difficult being  the loss of both parents as well as three of his sisters. He never let it take him down though, and in his mid-forties met the love of his life, a beautiful, loving, tenacious warrior woman. Kathy and Mike together make a complete and well-balanced unit, and a day doesn’t go by that they don’t express their gratitude for each other and the blessings they've been given.

A life-long resident of Oswego, Mike has built many wonderful relationships and had countless crazy adventures. His wife, family and friends are the most important things in his life. He, and we, are hopeful that he can go fishing with his boys in the coming months, do the work on the house that he promised to Kathy (and has been so good at over the years), fire up the grill for a summer bbq and be the brunt of his twisted humor again.

We are so grateful for your love and support.
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Michele Bouchard 
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