Miracle Mike and his Medical Bills

Miracle Mike is what we call Mike Shields- not only for his remarkable ongoing recovery but for how he has lived his life helping others.  On May 12, 2014 Mike suffered a massive brain bleed while attending a men's prayer breakfast in his hometown, Zachary, LA.  The injury left him paralyzed on his right side and with significant speech problems and cognitive deficits.  After a two month hospital stay he is in rehabilitation at the Transitional Learning Center in Galveston, TX.  This is the aggressive therapy that is crucial for Mike's fullest recovery.  The good news is that Mike is rapidly regaining his abilities.  Unfortunately, his insurance company, Blue Cross Blue Shield Anthem, has labelled this therapy, that everyone else says is ideal, as “investigational” and denied the benefit.  So Mike's family is paying out of pocket because he cannot afford to wait through the lengthy insurance appeal process.

Mike Shields has helped huge numbers of people through his work with these groups: Habitat for Humanity; Disaster Relief; Mary's House of Bread Food Bank; the Gideons; First Baptist Church of Baker, LA and a larger network of chuches in the Baton Rouge area. We will be posting a number of videos on this site, testimonials we have gathered from Mike's many friends and colleagues.  Please stay tuned for these as they will help you see just how much good Mike has done and how much he will do if we help him make a full recovery.  (check the update section for the videos)

This is the point: an investment in Mike's recovery will pay returns for all the people he will help in the future.

Mike and his family need your help.  Please join The Miracle Mike Team by making a donation.  When you do, please also add a testimonial comment on the site.  We'd like to express our appreciation for your help by sharing with you some artwork by Mike's Alaskan brother, Tim Shields.  For donations of $100 you will receive a fine art wildlife poster, for gifts above $500 you'll get a limited edition wildlife art print.
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Organizer

Sandy Marsh Shields 
Organizer
Zachary, LA
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