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Throughout mike’s life people knew him as a jokester, a kind-hearted man and one that was always outgoing. But he wasn’t just all these things, he was also a fighter. He first got diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer at the age of 40. After 3 years of chemotherapy and radiation the cancer fled from his body. Afterwards he was able to have many wonderful years of just being a guy, a husband, and a father. But the fun and games were over when mike was re-diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer at the age of 47. Many different methods of chemo therapy were tried to fight the cancer off but large amounts of steroids and other types of medications were needed to keep as much normalcy in life as possible. These medications in the end lead to liver serosis. At the age of 49, only being a month away from his 50thbirthday, mike finally passed away from kidney and liver failure. The cancer may have ultimately won the battle, but mike didn’t go down without a fight. All throughout his battle he never once acted as someone of sick nature. He continued to do normal everyday things such as work up until his very last hospital stay. But all this treatment came at a cost. The Higgs family would love any sort of donation, and wanted to thank his co-workers, his friends, his extended family, and everyone in the Pflugerville community for their ongoing love and support throughout his life.
We will be have a Celebration of Life on June 22, 2019 in Austin, Texas. More details to follow.