On September 20th, Michael and his sister Kaila went on Breakfast Television with Roger Petersen and Dina Pugliese. Michael had never been on live television and he was pretty nervous, but everyone made him feel comfortable and excited for this opportunity. Michael and Kaila were able to talk about their relationship and the making of the book. The response after the show was incredible! Michael received many orders and people were even sharing their own stories. It was one of the best ways to kick-off the initial sales of the book. Watch Video >
On September 19th, Michael attended the annual Welland/Pelham Special Olympics fundraiser dinner held in Fonthill and sponsored by Sobeys. Michael briefly spoke to guests about the importance of Sobeys partnership with Special Olympics. He expressed how significant and meaningful Special Olympics is in his life and the life of other athletes. Michael presented his first cheque to Special Olympics that night as partial proceeds of his book are donated to this organization.
In September 2018, Michael attended the CLO AGM in Toronto. Michael was re-elected to be on the board for another two years. Michael spoke in front of 500 people and let them know he wanted to continue to be a voice for those like him. Michael was given the opportunity to share his story at the conference and sell copies of his book. Michael presented his first cheque to Community Living as partial proceeds of his book are donated to this organization.