Michael’s Story

Site created on February 22, 2021

Welcome to Michael's CaringBridge website.  We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.

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Journal entry by Luzanne Otte

Many of you have requested the best mailing address for Michael. Please note that his birthday is October 13th. Receiving a birthday card from you would mean a great deal!

Michael Kelcourse

214 Colonial Homes Drive

Apartment 2003

Atlanta, Georgia 30309

Michael will receive mail at the aforementioned address at least until mid-November. It’s his fervent hope to move to Los Angeles in December.  I informed Michael that he may very well be the LA’s sole new resident in 2021! 

As a proud native Angeleno, my hometown fairly boasts of many gifts but quality public transportation is not among them.  To make the relocation possible, Michael needs to purchase a vehicle. He quickly learned how to safely operate a vehicle with hands-only at Shepherd Center’s Beyond Therapy program. He’s hoping for a wheelchair accessible Dodge Grand Caravan adapted for hands-only driving. 

Many of you have commented with familiarity regarding the secondary financial injury that follows in the wake of a spinal cord injury. Specially adapted equipment like the van, mounting medical bills, and the ongoing cost of treatment are truly incredible. Michael’s initial reluctance at being the beneficiary of a fundraiser is being reconsidered. Please continue to keep Michael in your thoughts and prayers, especially that his California dreaming comes to pass. 

Thank you 🙏🏻 

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