About Mike

A True Champion

27 Strong is for Mike, our champion. The ultimate Dad, husband, brother, son, uncle, friend, Steelers fan, and cancer fighter! Let's show Mike that we are all in this fight with him. 

Mike was recently diagnosed with a recurrence of squamous cell nasopharyngeal carcinoma. He battled and won his first bout with this rare form of cancer 20 years ago.  Since then he has dealt with consequential side effects. Now, he has to battle again...


Due to his previous radiation damage and the rarity and location of this cancer, surgery and treatment options are very limited. We're here to make sure he gets the best of the best. He will get multiple opinions from the best oncologists across the country and he will find a promising treatment plan.  

We have 27Strong wristbands!  Send us an email at mc27strong@gmail.com with your name,  address & amount and we'll mail you some. 

Support and Updates

We'll use this site to post updates on Mike's progress, share pictures, videos, and words of encouragement.  Be sure to check out the photos and the video below created by Mike's remarkable kids. 


Message Board


To Our Dad...because you are our champion.  We made this video for you to watch on your good and not so good days up ahead, and to remind you of the mental and physical strength that you have instilled in us.  We love you and we are in this fight together!  #ForwardStrong #27Strong