Michael was the brightest smile in the room, kindest soul, and always put others before himself. Saying he will be missed is an understatement he has touched so many lives and that feeling will be held on by many for years to come.
Mike liked to draw, play board games with friends(always kicked my butt when playing connect four), shopping, swimming at the local activity center, and boy did he love ice cream! I will never forget going to play basketball with Mike and peers. When we got there and he grabbed that ball he was a natural; bouncing up and down the court and shooting hoops. He never wanted to stop just kept going with determination and a smile on his face.
Mike was also so proud to show off all his new prizes or metals. He made sure every one saw what he accomplished and wore that metal around his neck proudly.
Michael was friends with everyone; some one new came to visit he made sure to be the first to greet them and make them feel welcome; showing much compassion and love where ever he was!
As Mikes time has came to an end here on earth; I know I can speak for many that his smile will stay shining in our lives forever!