Michael was born in 1999 with an umbilical cord wrapped three times around his neck, causing him to be stillborn. Doctors were able to revive him, but the damage to his brain was significant. He has had seizures from the day he was born, and he was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy in 2000. Since then, Michael has been in septic shock and has had autonomic storms, which resemble extreme anxiety attacks. Recently, Michael was diagnosed with a form of Autonomic Storm that only 6 other kids at Riley have. These are storms that have no known cause and can only be relieved through IV medications. There have been many instances where Riley physicians, nurses and staff have literally saved Michael’s life, and his family is grateful for the hope Riley Hospital has given their family!