Mountains to Climb

Mike Dorse is a man that has climbed many mountains and crossed every bridge with gusto,  He enjoys life to his fullest.

In January Mike wasn’t feeling well but took the family for a ski weekend and enjoyed time with friends, his wife Anabelle and his two beautiful daughters Sanchia and Kali. He got sicker and sicker but still enjoyed one more trip down the mountain.

The following day Mike went to his doctors to get something for the pain. The next thing he knew he was taken to the hospital and straight into ICU he had the flu, then it turned into Pneumonia and before he knew it Strep A. 

Mike was trying to get one more call to his friend and partner Kliff about the Bridge. The nurses took the phone out of Mikes hand and sedated him.  Every minute since that moment in time Mike has been in the ICU fighting for his life. The flu has attacked his body so severely it turned into Strep A,  which attacked his organs and every day is a roller coaster ride of improvement for a day and two days of disappointment.  The doctors have stated he will more than likely be in the hospital for the better part of a year.

Mike is climbing the biggest mountain of his life right now.  I have had a lot of people ask how they could help and to make sure that Both Mike and Anabelle know how much they are loved I have expressed your love, thoughts and prayers and listed off the names of each person that has reached out to me regarding Mike.  He can't talk right now but due to trach but every time I mention someone by name he smiles and his eyes light up. His friends mean the world to him.

Mike does not have insurance and with his young family relying  only on him financially there is a big gap.  His partner Kliff has stepped up and now I am asking that his friends help out where they can. While Mike fights with everything he has lets show him we are there for him every step of the way by making a donation. 
  • Sandra Drover 
    • $100 
    • 50 mos
  • Ashley peterson 
    • $10 
    • 50 mos
  • David Reid 
    • $200 
    • 51 mos
  • Shane Rathbun  
    • $20 
    • 51 mos
  • janet kean 
    • $50 
    • 51 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Jo ODonnell Hopper 
Richmond, BC
Annabel Dorse