Life after meningococcal recovery.
In September 2001, at the age of 18, Mike’s life changed forever. He contracted one of the deadliest diseases on the planet, Meningococcal Septicemia while on an end of season Football trip. This lethal, fast acting and brutal infection left him with horrific internal and external injuries, including multiple amputations. Mike’s chances of survival were as little as 5%.
Mike’s journey back to health was aided by his positive outlook, an adaptive mindset and his choice to “embrace with open arms” the many challenges that lay ahead. His determination to live a happy, fulfilling life is evident in his accomplishments as a double amputee, like running again after many years, representing Australia in golf, climbing one of Australia’s tallest buildings and passionately advocating and supporting other amputees who experience similar circumstances.
Getting back on your feet and meningococcal recovery.
After his meningococcal recovery Mike has become a qualified Counsellor, is a highly skilled communicator and a passionate supporter of Charities Limbs 4 Life and Interplast Australia. Amazingly, Mike has a handicap of 5 in Golf which is far better than when he had legs! Mike is an emerging Professional Speaker who motivates and inspires his audiences to reach for the stars in all that they do. Mike believes that we are all far more powerful than we can ever imagine and his story is testament to the power of the human spirit. Mike walks his talk, he lives his message and inspires us to do the same!