For those of you who have not had the opportunity to meet Mike, he is the kindest person with a heart of gold. For the past three Thanksgivings he has been cooking enough food to feed local employees who are stuck working on the holiday, and some needy families in the area. He does not help deliver the food personally for two reasons; one is that he is busy cooking, but the other is that he does not want to be recognized for what he is doing. If you ask, he says that he does things like this because he is selfish and it makes him happy to help others, and make them smile. In the past it was common for Mike to walk into a local business and buy coffee or breakfast for everyone in there, or pay for grocercies for a random stranger in the Big M. He has donated generously to many charities, both independently and through his business.
Mike owns a local bar/restaurant. He has been trying to work when he is up to it, but has not been able to work like he used to. For the past few years he has been exhausted and did not understand why. It turns out the cancer had been growing for ~5-10 years according to the doctor. Mike was finally able to get health insurance as of January first, and that is when he was first diagnosed. When he is not able to work, not only is he not earning money, but it also means that employees are being paid to cover those shifts. His friends and family are helping, and put together an amazing surprise benefit for him in January. This was an awesome event, but the money raised will only begin to meet the mounting expenses. Anything that can be done to help ease the financial burden during this difficult time will be greatly appreciated. It is extremely important for Mike to focus his time and energy on healing and not on money worries. Please help in any way you can to make this happen. Thank you so much and we will continue to pay your kindness forward to others.
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