Mike’s Place was founded to honor Mike, our dear son. He died tragically at the age of 23 while he was a student at the University of Maryland and a member of the men’s hockey team. Mike was generous and outgoing, he made friends easily and had a wonderful sense of humor. He was passionate about many things, including ice hockey, exercise and healthy eating. Mike’s favorites things include Whole Foods, Chipotle, Lil Wayne, Under Armour, Dash Berlin, fast cars (BMW M Series), entrepreneurship, the United States of America, and, first and foremost, his friends and family. Mike was good friend and companion to many. We relish the times we had together, both good and not-so-good. Unfortunately, not all stories have happy endings.
We want to keep the memory of Mike and his spirit alive by helping others and by helping prevent other parents from experiencing the pain and sadness we feel every day. Mike – we miss and love you. We are here because you are not.