“Today my dreams are coming true. The Lord has given me my wings to soar. I always dreamt of speaking in front of a lot of people, but I didn’t know it would be because of my HIV. Living with HIV has been a blessing in disguise. I am so grateful to God for never giving up on me, restoring my faith, the love and support of my family, my church, my community, and the Beautiful Gate Outreach Center.”

Michael was tragically taken from us on August 15, 2008. In his honor and memory, Beautiful Gate’s support group for men living with HIV/AIDS was named-”Mike’s M.I.M.E. (Men Impacting Men-Empowerment!) Support Group.

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