Michael Morgan Michael Ron Morgan

First post: Feb 15, 2017 Latest post: Feb 16, 2017
In December  of  2004 Michael  began  his  long  journey  with  the  HIV  Disease.  His  mother  Elizabeth, Momma  Donna  and Biological  father  Ted, and Maternal  Aunts:  Wanda  and Rita took  a place  by his  side; along with; many other  friends, new friends, and caregivers.  Through  the last  12 years many  things  have occurred  and many  challenges  has come  and gone; however, one thing  has been  consistent: Michael's determination  to  LIVE.  Many  nights, medical  battles, and twists  along  with  turns  have occurred. Many have  commented  that  it is  hard  to  know  just  how  ill  Michael  is. The reason  for  this  has  been  how up beat, cheerful, and  happy  Michael  has been  around  others. However; what everyone  rarely  witnesses  is the bad days  Michael  has. A great many of Michael's medical  treatment  team of  15 doctors  and their staff  and others  have  watched. As; yet, another  warrior  fights the battle  to stay alive. The  newest  illness Inclusion  Body  Myocytis  took Michael  from  a size  44 waist  and 3x  shirt  size, down to a size 38 waist and a Large shirt  size. The  changes  occurred  rapidly  as can occur  with  a disease of this  nature. Most individuals  diagnosed  with Sporadic  Inclusion  Body  Myocytis  are over the  age of  60.  He is  a  rare  case; having  been  diagnosed  with  this  disease, at the age of  46. He was the  youngest  patient diagnosed  with  s-IBM  by his doctors  in the SW  Missouri  area at the  time  of  his  diagnosis.  Another  constant  in his  life  has been  his thirst for  knowledge  and  a drive  to  help  others.  As illnesses  and  fatigue  set in Michael  has slacked off on his  activity level; however, a new  desire is taking  root and Mike  is going  to  try  and  do more  in the  future. Every  life  is  a  work  in progress: some  more  than  others. Michael  has been  lucky  in that there are many others  who  have  been  through  a whole  lot  worse.

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