Meet Miracle Mike Hennessey
By Robert Breining
August 16, 2011
On Sunday, July 31st at 6 pm PST/9 pm EST Robert Breining and Jeromy Dunn spoke with Miracle Mike Hennessey. Mike is a writer, actor, comedian and children's entertainer. He moved to Los Angeles in 1993 from Boston after he was told in August of 1990 that he had potentially 7 to 9 years to live when he was diagnosed with HIV. He thought, "Since I'm going to die anyway, I might as well do it on stage." And he put together a goofy comedy routine and his healing process began. Once in Los Angeles, he quickly became famous as a children's performer for thousands of families all over Southern California and is known as Mystery Mike. In 1997 after the death of his mother, Ellen Sue, Mike developed full-blown AIDS for the first time and his health continued to decline over the years with 13 close calls with the Angel of Death.
In 2006 Mike, with only 4 "T-cells" launched the healing website "Mikes T-Party" www.MikesTparty.com after being asked by others how they could help. People sent in "Ts" from all over the world that represent "T cells" (commonly known as CD4) for the immune system. He has collected over 3,000 "Ts" from all walks of life including 300 six graders in Glendale, CA and a soldier with a heart fighting in Iraq. In December of 2010 Mike took more positive control of his health, surrounding himself with positive people and taking better care of himself physically. This past April he received the news that after 14 years he no longer had full-blown AIDS and was upgraded up to HIV status when his T cells soared from 149 to 330 in six months' time.
He has since shared his story of hope many places to encourage others that they too have it within themselves to heal, including on FOX News. He continues to share his story and works with amazing AIDS organizations like The Life Group LA (www.thelifegroupla.org ) who helped him facilitate a new lease on life. He is honored to host their annual fundraiser Saddle Up LA each year.
Watch Mike's interview on FOX News to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of AIDS:
The Positive Pitch
I describe myself as a "positive person with purpose." My goal is to help people living with HIV/AIDS discover similarities in each other ... and form friendships. I want to ease the shock of a diagnosis and remind people that our dreams are not infected. I am also an HIV/AIDS cyber-activist, radio show host, blogger and social network guru.
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