Michael was born in 2002, lived in Lutterworth in Leicestershire and attended Sherrier Primary School at the time of his injury. He was an active member of the Lutterworth cub scouts a member of the under 10’s rugby team at Lutterworth Rugby Club and in his second year at Lutterworth Cricket Club. Michael excelled at school and was the school council representative for his class and like any 9 year boy he was a big fan of his iPod, Lego, Nerf Guns and Minecraft.
On August 12 2011 Michael suffered a severe hypoxic brain injury (aged 9), following a catalogue of care errors after a successful appendectomy operation at Leicester Royal Infirmary and at the time he was not expected to survive more the two weeks. As a result of these injuries Michael can no longer talk, is tetraplegic(totally paralysed) and has limited vision. Since the initial injury Mikey has fought a very hard battle against the odds and after 4 years in hospitals and healthcare establishments Mikey is now cared for at home in his specially adapted house and attends Ashmount School in Loughborough on a daily basis.