“Micah weighs 40 pounds now. He is. . . short. There are kids that tower over him in his classroom. But I think Micah’s very confident. Micah is invincible. Micah likes himself. Micah has goals. He wants to sing on stage with Amy Grant, and he just knows that his voice is good enough and that she’s going to allow it.
“Micah has never had any pity for himself and sometimes I think that’s harder to take. He’s never, ever questioned it. It’s always just been a part of his makeup. Even when he had to resign himself to a wheelchair, it was, like, this is pretty cool, you know, ’cause the kids at school push me around. So everything seems to turn to his advantage. The girls started talking to him. They would wait for Micah to get there , and they would just climb on to him and one would say ‘I’ll carry your lunch pail,’ ‘I’ll carry your backpack,’ ‘I’ll carry your jacket.’ He had this entourage of girls just following him.”
– Susan, mother