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Hearing Some Heartbreaking News is Hard

Earlier this week, I received a message from a friend of mine who went to college with me. Mike got disabled from a car accident when he was in high school. The accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. He received his law degree and he worked in Chicago. After that Mike met a woman who he fell in love with and they got married. Now they have three beautiful kids. Mike has a life that any guy dreams about.

The Message

Like I said that I received a message from Mike and it has been a few years since we talked. Life is always changing and getting busy. We get into a hole and it seems that we are always digging and never get out. We think of somebody who we haven’t talked to in a while and we say tomorrow we will contact them, but tomorrow comes and we forget to contact them.  

When I received the message from Mike, I was so excited to read what he had to say, and then tears started to roll down my face. He wrote a painful note. He has liver and colon cancer and was asking for financial help so his kids will be taken care of all during their childhood. The oldest looks like she is five or six years old.

Why Why Why

Last few days I have been trying to figure out why would God would allow this to happen to him. Mike always wanted to have kids, and now they have three beautiful kids. He got cancer. The question is why and all I can say is that God has a plan for everything. Sometimes it may be filled with joy and sometimes it is really painful. We can get angry at God, but how does it help? It doesn’t. It only makes it worse.

Just Look at Mike

Being disabled, you can be mad but you also turn that anger into something positive. I am not saying that pain, loneliness, and depression are good, but if you look at the bright things in life, you will be happier. You have to pick what you want in life. 

Look at Mike, after his accident, he could have stopped enjoying life because he can’t walk or even move his arms at all. He didn’t let it stop him from getting a law degree, getting married, and having kids.

Have Faith

If you are a person with a disability and are disappointed about your life, please have faith in yourself and know that you can have a better life if you work at it. I am not saying that you WILL have a better life. It just depends on how motivated you are. You might have a lot of let downs but have that let downs to fuel you to do something awesome in your life. 

Knowing Mike, I know that he will fight his cancer with all his might because he is a fighter for sure. If you want to help Mike and his family, they have a GoFundMe page to raise money for his kids. Their goal is $100,000. Yes, that is a lot of money, but it is possible to reach if all of us chip in. I am including a link to the page to help out. The world is one huge family and if we help one another out, this world will be a better place. 

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