He was trampled and suffered a fractured skull as hundreds tried to escape. But Mike survived.
Those memories of people running for their lives came crashing back into his mind again in Las Vegas.
“Those are images you can’t ever get over,” he said.
Most of us can’t imagine the trauma of surviving one of these heinous attacks, let alone TWO.
Mike can’t fathom how or why he’s survived two very dark days in modern American history, but he finds solace in believing that there’s a divine reason.
“Maybe God has a plan for me, and I can help,” the father of two explains. “Instead of being angry or upset, I’m going to try to find what the families and survivors are going to need.”
After 9/11, Mike threw himself into charity work, and helping others, which ultimately helped him cope with the with the trauma and survivor’s guilt he’s now reliving today.
His plan is to do the same now. Mike hopes to help the victims and survivors, and to do things that bring good out of such horror.
He can’t understand how he’s still here, but he knows that every day he’s blessed with is another opportunity to help others.