One of the awesomest dudes I’ve ever seen wants to go to space (Video)

Michael Oliveri has a rare, unidentified form of Muscular Dystrophy that destroys his muscles after they’re used. He’s been wheelchair-bound since he was 18, and his doctors told him he wouldn’t live to see 26. He’s now 28. But honestly, I’d rather let this amazing man speak for himself, because he’s way better at it than I could ever be.

Find out more about Mikey, and help him get to space, on his Kickstarter page.

  • A.J.R

    Fuck yea… Take him to space!

    • _DoC_

      BTW, the kickstarter page is for donations for the *Documentary* of his journey, NOT sending him to space.

    • Arnold

      R.I.P.Mikey In Space

  • https://www.facebook.com/SpliceVW Derek Lutz

    Now, is this guy real, or another crafty fake?

    • Parallendicular

      Yeah, some guy intentionally lost virtually all of his muscle mass on purpose in order to trick a billionaire into giving him a ticket to a ride that might very well kill him the trip.

      That guy is SO faking it.

      Dumbass

      • ben

        He was referring to the daveonwheels incident. Chill.

        • Dave on Wheels

          IS that supposed to be a complement?

          • Slyfox264

            Is that how youre supposed to spell compliment?

            • Flame_Away

              Is that how you're supposed to punctuate you're?

  • Jeff

    I'm not sure why this wasn't on the main page, could have missed if while scrolling, but after a quick google search this guy's definitely not a fake. This is something i could get behind

  • Dave

    Great advice! If you depend on someone else to create your happiness, then you will never be happy.

    • Gradaddy

      is he not depending on Branson to take him to space??

      • responder

        i wouldnt say hes depending..he is just reaching towards a goal and im sure he'll be happy whether he makes it or not..

  • Canadian chive

    Get off the chive then you wanker

  • Dave on Wheels

    Truer words have never been spoken! Follow your dreams and continue to inspire!

  • duncan

    take this man to space!

  • 'Merica

    Dave on Wheels 2.0

    • guest

      just because there are a few insensitive pricks out there who have nothing better to do ,doesnt mean you should judge everyone as a bad apple. I know mikey personally and he is an amazing person and really has helped me be thankful for everything i DO have in life. Life is what you make of it.

      • lols

        you know two things jack and shit and jack left town

  • Henry the Chafed.

    $500,000…is that all? We got this.. it's been a while since we money bombed someone so lets get this going! KCCO

    • GuntherSquirrel

      Well said good sir! I second the motion. Lets send this kid to space!

      • poopman

        one way ticket! sorry, that's all we could afford 😦

    • Giblets

      Amen to that

  • Gavin

    Get this man to space! Shut up and take my money!!

  • Stu

    Unleash the Kraken!

  • p1ll

    Mr Branson please make his dream come true . He must be a chiver with the positive attitude he has KCCO dude B)

  • Wet_tosti

    Dear John, i am from holland and found this in my newspaper. The kid can go to space for €73333 euro's. ( and he will get a tv, fridge, camera etc.) this will make his goal more realistic. Maybe an idea for chive charity? Chive on
    http://www.voordeelmuis.nl/img/gif240/1068/106807

  • Rob

    Lets take him to space, Chivers.

  • TheRealLomo

    This dude needs to go to space ASAP

  • timberman

    Still a little nervious and sour from the dave on wheels F*&k up… going to sit and watch this from the sidelines. This is by no means a reflecting on the CHIVE, more so with the sick and greedy people that inhabit this earth.
    Fool me once, shame on you… Fool me twice…..

    • Jimbo

      Nothing a little research can't help.. we should have done that with the Dave on Wheels thing.. sure we could have found out sooner.

    • giovani

      This actually has a video though. And did you donate anything to Daveonwheels?

    • guest

      I have had the pleasure of living in town and going to River Dell High School with him and can promise you this is one real amazing kid. Always smiling and thankful he has beat the odds and is always positive no matter what difficulty comes his way, always pushing to reach his goals and people have said everything from "what?! you want to go zip lining in South america?! you want to go sky diving?! did you forget you're in a wheelchair?" but he has done it all, well almost ..just waiting on space 🙂

  • April C

    He's handsome! Just sayin. Get his ass to space!

  • Kent

    Inspired my day. That enough is worth a donation!
    KCCO Mikey

  • urmom

    Wonderful, another Dave on Wheels scam

  • MylesofStyles

    I foresee a long, long, line of people waiting to piss on your corpse.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dhary.hamed Dhary Hamed

    I woke up, got out of bed, took my dog for a run, had an awesome breakfast, and now reading the news and chive…the small things we take for granted, this guy is legit

    getting out of bed is an accomplishement in itself for this dude…Lets send him to space!

  • Brae

    He is a pretty cool guy, however, I know a number of people with muscle dystrophy and their family can't afford the kind of care this guy is getting, all that equipment, nurses, top of the line care that he is receiving is millions of dollars, I am sure someone is paying for it.

    • Cynth

      Brae-
      Respectfully, you have NO IDEA what you are talking about.
      Mikey is a friend of mine and your comment couldn't be further from the truth. He struggles financially EVERY DAY to maintain an independent lifestyle on nothing but Social Security and the generosity of friends & admirers. He goes without care taking due to the expense… again, relying on his circle of friends who respect his goals & dreams.
      I only speak on his behalf because he is very open & forthcoming about both his daily struggles & achievements… not from a self promoting perspective, but to inspire others, able bodied or not, to have the courage to pursue their dream life.
      He is remarkably candid & friendly- & driven beyond belief to make the most of what life has to offer. He is also, surprisingly, very humble. I have a feeling he would rather stay behind the scenes but we keep reminding him how awesome & inspiring he is.
      He is one of the few truly remarkable individuals I have come across in my lifetime.
      Check out his website: http://www.mickeywheels.com

      Thanks.

    • TheDude

      Agreed, find someone who is less fortunate who can't afford housing or medication and see if they feel the same way.

      Easy to have this attitude when you have no financial worries.

      He isn't the norm , he is the exception.

  • GGwhatYoNameIs

    This man just became MY inspiration to live a better life and get the fuck out in the world again and start being happier. Despite the incredible odds against him he's lived his more than most of those who don't even have diseases or anything of the sort. A true inspiration.

  • AJN

    This guy sounds like a cool dude, but I'd like to point out, HE isn't the one who deserves credit for being able to do those things. It's his support group (the guy carrying him, his sister, etc) that needs some recognition. I'd support this guy if it were assured those folks get the same opportunity. Just my 2 cents

    • guest

      I agree his friends and family deserve credit, but there is not a moment that he is not thankful for having them. Try youtube or facebook and check out his blog, youll get a bigger picture of what he is all about.

  • Tim

    Get him some good weed, and he'll feel like he's in space.

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