Michael has been living life for 22 years with a brain injury of the traumatic variety that he has endured since 1994, his life as he knew it ended but he did not die…
The injury dramatically altered his life seemingly at the time all the time, for the bad, but as life played out it turned out it was mostly a lifesaving experience. Prior to becoming disabled, Bee enjoyed a career and life on the edge in the ski industry where he was an internationally trained ski lift, gondola mechanic. A very risky position.
For two decades following his was on the receiving end of a traumatic brain injury, he refused to admit that he was truly disabled. He suffered from right side spasticity, nagging headaches and general pain throughout his body, that he at the time, happily endured as his new normal in exchange for a second chance at living life.
Nothing was under his control before his son was born in 2002, then the next 12 years were all devoted to his son, making sure he was not missing out on anything because of a gimpy dad.
Things are starting to smooth over so he can become one with his self.