Our Founder

Mike Simmel is no stranger to childhood adversity, diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of two he was placed in Special Ed Gym class because he could not hop, skip, or jump. He understands firsthand the stigma that comes with childhood medical issues. Detailed in his book Mighty Mike Bounces Back,   he turned  the jeers into cheers. He experienced a child’s hurt and despair when friends “make fun” and bully you simply because you have a  perceived disability ” the label – the stigma”. Learn More About Mike 


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