Mike Hopkins is a software engineer working for GreatCall near St. Paul, Minnesota. His job is dedicated to helping aging American’s stay in their homes as long as possible, yet remain safe and healthy as well as independent. Outside of work, Mike has dedicated his life to helping the less fortunate. It is an understatement to say that Mike has dedicated his life to quietly helping others. But now it is Mike that needs your help.
On June 12th, Mike went in for a doctor’s visit. What he had hoped would be a minor issue turned out to be a 4” tumor on his left kidney. He was rushed into surgery the next day, where they removed both the tumor and his kidney. Unfortunately, the cancer has spread to his lymphatic system. Mike has been admitted to the Mayo Clinic, where they are evaluating treatment options.
Mike Hopkins has been a software engineer since the early-90's. He has a background in electronics and electrical engineering; having worked in the circuit board industry for over a decade. Mike is a minister, an accomplished public speaker, author of one book, and former co-host and producer of the popular internet talk show “Fuel For Success”. He and his wife are extremely active volunteers, believing that even small individual contributions add up to great overall gains.
From 2007 to 2014, Mike and his wife Carol started and operated a local food shelf, giving away up to 30,000 lbs of food per month to those in need.
In 2013, Mike co-founded an organization called Mission25 along with his wife and ministry partner Matt Maddix. Together, they mobilized thousands of volunteers to serve in 12 major US cities in 2014. Mission25 was a grass-roots movement that gave volunteers the opportunity to connect with and serve the underprivileged in some of the toughest environments in the United States. Whether it was taking 100 homeless to a grand breakfast buffet at a Detroit casino, serving 1000 cups of Starbucks coffee on Skid Row, or bringing a free ice cream truck to the worst neighborhood in Chicago. Lives were changed, and hope in humanity was restored to thousands as smiles prevailed.
Mike is an avid outdoorsman and has been involved in personal fitness and athletics for most of his life. Through his own past struggles with Lyme’s disease, Mike has become an expert in the areas of detoxification and healing-focused foods. He and business partner Matt also founded a health program called MyHealth90.com, which has helped hundreds lose weight and live more healthy lives.
Mike and his wife Carol reside near St. Paul, Minnesota. They have three adult children and a growing number of grandchildren. They volunteer every Wednesday night in the summer months to organize and operate a "community connection" in low income areas, where the goal is simply to spend time with kids playing games like soccer and kickball, being a positive role model.
Please help Mike return to the community service that he loves. Donate what you can, because even the small amounts add up quickly. Can we show Mike that his hard work for the less fortunate has not gone unnoticed?
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