ForeverMissed
 Gone too soon, but certainly not without leaving everlasting memories. You were the strongest and most determined young man. You were an inspiration to so many people...friends and strangers alike. 
  We miss and love you so much. There are days I don't know how to get through without you, but then I remember the days and nights you took one moment at a time to get through. Your strength and bravery like none I've ever seen before keeps me moving forward with all the amazing memories we have.
  A son.. a brother.. an uncle... and a friend. You were so many things to so many people. But mostly...you are loved by all...always and forever will you be in our hearts.
Posted by Zach Sallee on October 13, 2021
I wish I had the chance to know you. Rest easy now brother, your battles are done. We got the watch now and will continue the battle down here. Drop your mama a sign every now and then, I know she misses you terribly!!

Posted by Shelby Turner on October 12, 2021
Oh Micheal! That corny jokes, the laughs, the inside jokes, and all the memories. The first time I saw you, you were on the ortho floor. I seen you flying down the hall when I went to see my friend. Next thing I knew, you were getting admitted to my ward. I was the first one to welcome you to our ward. I knew at that moment that we bonded. I watched you through your fight. I often think about you, and just recently was talking to my mom about you.

I was welcomed into your life by yourself and your mom. I charish the moments that we had together. I am proud that I got the privilege to care for you. The scares that we faced, and the victories we got to go through. Micheal, I miss you. You and your mom will always have a special place in my heart! ♥️
Posted by Deadra Dunbar on October 12, 2021
Ian and I are so grateful to have been able to spend time with you when you visited from Texas. You were an amazing young man, and we really enjoyed talking with you and sharing memories! You were smart beyond your years.
I remember when you were in the Corp Of Cadets and spent the night at our house with Shane. You wanted nachos, so we ran to the store and bought everything you had wanted to put on them! They were so good. We had a great night watching movies and just having fun.
We love and miss you Michael ❤️
Posted by Linda Hesseltine on October 12, 2021
To my first grandson: you will be loved and missed forever but will always live in my heart. I love you forever. Grandma Linda.

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Posted by Zach Sallee on October 13, 2021
I wish I had the chance to know you. Rest easy now brother, your battles are done. We got the watch now and will continue the battle down here. Drop your mama a sign every now and then, I know she misses you terribly!!

Posted by Shelby Turner on October 12, 2021
Oh Micheal! That corny jokes, the laughs, the inside jokes, and all the memories. The first time I saw you, you were on the ortho floor. I seen you flying down the hall when I went to see my friend. Next thing I knew, you were getting admitted to my ward. I was the first one to welcome you to our ward. I knew at that moment that we bonded. I watched you through your fight. I often think about you, and just recently was talking to my mom about you.

I was welcomed into your life by yourself and your mom. I charish the moments that we had together. I am proud that I got the privilege to care for you. The scares that we faced, and the victories we got to go through. Micheal, I miss you. You and your mom will always have a special place in my heart! ♥️
Posted by Deadra Dunbar on October 12, 2021
Ian and I are so grateful to have been able to spend time with you when you visited from Texas. You were an amazing young man, and we really enjoyed talking with you and sharing memories! You were smart beyond your years.
I remember when you were in the Corp Of Cadets and spent the night at our house with Shane. You wanted nachos, so we ran to the store and bought everything you had wanted to put on them! They were so good. We had a great night watching movies and just having fun.
We love and miss you Michael ❤️
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Army Guy

Shared by Kelly Torriente on October 15, 2021
I remember when Michael was 3 or 4 years old. He was always exposed to lots of military because at the time we lived a few mile from Plattsburgh Air Force Base (shut down since). Well this one particular day we were shopping and an Airman in uniform walked by us and Michael stopped in his tracks and smiled. He looked up at me with wonder and determination in his little eyes and said " Mama, when I grow up I'm gonna be an Army guy". Even though you were so young, my heart swelled with pride. I knew those words would truly be your future...as they were. 
Shared by kira morgan on October 12, 2021
There was one time i was getting bullied and i was crying about it for what seemed like days. I finally told my dad and he happened to be on the phone with Michael, he told Michael why i was talking to him and crying and Micheal the first thing he thought of was to be protective and he said he would wheel down and beat up the kid who was making fun of me. He will always be my big brother and i have so much respect and pride in him because he did so much and went threw so much and was such a beautiful soul he is living his fullest life in heaven and he is amazing<3 we miss you and we love you<3