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Mike B.

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Nominated By: Shauna J.

Why is Mike the Center of Your Universe?

I found out on our first date that Mike had been battling multiple myeloma for over 10 years. I was terrified of becoming involved with someone whose future was uncertain. I put my fear aside & sat with him during his last few months of chemo, & got to know the amazing man he is, with a positive attitude towards everything including his cancer. Six months later, I received my own diagnosis, of a cancer very similar to Mike's. I was afraid, but I had seen how to handle the disease with grace & positivity because of Mike. As I continue my battle, he is my rock and my inspiration and yes...the center of my universe.

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Rita Addison
- September 17, 2019 20:25
Even though he's from PA. Mike's been around the state of SC from University of SC to Clemson with many stories to tell. God bless you Mike.
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Mimi Ackerman
- September 16, 2019 23:24
I met Mike at the Cancer Center lab. He didn’t have to talk to me or pay me any attention, but he did. We had a lovely conversation. I admired his Clemson shirt. I could tell he was such a nice guy, with such a positive outlook on life. He talked about his illness and how he had faced it and beaten it!!! He spreads love, hope, and joy to others! What a special person Mike is!
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Wayne Miller
- September 17, 2019 00:26
Mike was the Tiger when we were at Clemson, he later became the mascot for various pro hockey and baseball teams in Greenville. He has always paid it forward, always has a smile on his face, even when battling cancer. He is an amazing father to two wonderful young men. I consider it an honor and privilege to know the man. And lastly, he is as humble as apple pie.
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Jenna
- September 17, 2019 00:26
Mike is an inspiration to everyone he meets
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Donna Garris
- September 17, 2019 12:29
Mike is awesome. I totally think he deserves to win. Very special indeed.
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Marc P Oburg
- September 17, 2019 14:27
Mike's reaction to his own cancer and his attention to many others with cancer is nothing short of amazing!
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Patricia Corry
- September 17, 2019 17:17
I have followed Mikes battle as he struggled with cancer and divorce. It has been an amazing journey. His interaction with his children and his new girlfriend, also a victim of cancer, has inspired me on my own battles of the dark side of life as I am sure it has with so many other people. I keep a picture of his smiling face to remind me how to face the world
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Anita Stiles
- September 18, 2019 00:54
I met Mike when I was a student at Clemson. I was friends with his sister Allison. Her parents and little brother would drive down for Clemson home football games.
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Allison Farkas
- September 18, 2019 01:02
It's all about attitude. My brother, Mike, has the best one ever. He once told me that he wished everyone could be diagnosed with cancer - just for 2 weeks - so they could experience what it means to really appreciate life. Think about it. It can be life-changing.
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Teresa Bays
- September 18, 2019 14:50
My daughter Allison Farkas is right - it’s all about attitude. As his Mom, Mike and I have a special bond as we are both cancer survivors so we can relate! Makes me proud to see how he has handled this dreaded disease and the many people he has helped along the way. ❤️U Mike. Read my FB page for details.
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Jennifer Sandlin
- September 19, 2019 03:25
I met Mine Bays at Clemson University and every time you are around him you are blessed with that infectious smile and charismatic personality that will turn any bad day into the most fun you’ve ever had! It is no wonder he is one of the best mascots tgere ever was - you can’t help but feel happy and full of energy when he’s around! So blessed our paths crossed and happy to call him my friend!
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Lance Bays
- September 19, 2019 21:48
This my dad
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Rob Pressly
- September 19, 2019 22:33
Mike is truly one of the greatest guys I’ve ever met. He is so selfless and would do anything for anybody. We’ve been friends since the early 90’s, Mike was the Tiger and I was a cheerleader.
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Eugene Jolley
- September 20, 2019 19:57
Mike is very outgoing in the Easley and Clemson community. Always has a smile.
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Arthur Marshall
- September 20, 2019 20:09
Go Tigers.
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Kathy
- September 20, 2019 19:25
Fight Tiger 🐅🐾🐅🇺🇸
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Ginny Handal Beach
- September 20, 2019 20:33
Mike is great!
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Richard Heard
- September 20, 2019 20:49
Mike is a good man and an inspiration to all that know him.
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Jodie Morrison
- September 20, 2019 21:56
Mike the Tiger rocks!!!!!
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Jimmy Coker
- September 21, 2019 00:49
You go Grufff!
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William K Dozier
- September 21, 2019 00:53
I have never met Mike, but a fellow Clemson Tiger is a family member......
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Owen Black
- September 21, 2019 00:59
He deserves it!
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Mary E Zeiner
- September 21, 2019 01:03
go tiger!
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Mary Beth
- September 21, 2019 01:11
A member of the Clemson Family. God Bless.
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Mikki
- September 21, 2019 01:23
Awesome
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Casey Cregan
- September 21, 2019 01:34
Mike Bays is one of the nicest people on the planet truly. Just a genuine guy. I ran into him at Newark Airport years apart from the last time I had seen or talked to him. The conversation was so easy and fun and genuine as if it were only days between our last conversation. Such a wonderful person and so happy he found his girlfriend. When we caught up that day he was telling me a little about her, before they started dating. You could tell that day that she too was a wonderful person. All the best always to my favorite Clemson mascot.
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Pauline Northway
- September 21, 2019 01:53
My daughter, Jill Northway Harris, had some classes with Mike at Clemson and I met him a few years ago when he and other Tigers and Cubs were at a book store in Greenville. He remembered Jill and they had a good visit. We have been praying for Mike and now will add you to our prayer list.
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Margaret Thomas
- September 21, 2019 02:03
Mike is part of the Clemson Family, enough said. He needs no introduction, a gentleman, always kind and interested in those around him. Great inspiration to those who meet him. The world needs more people like Mike.
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Sue Crane
- September 21, 2019 12:12
I voted for our ex-tiger!
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Kelly Mottier
- September 21, 2019 13:20
What a great story!
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Stephen Poe
- September 21, 2019 16:29
Shauna, you are now a welcome member of the Tiger Brotherhood due to your association with Mike. Both of you will be showered with love, support and prayers from all of us! Fight Tigers, Fight Tigers, Fight, Fight, Fight!
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Trudy Fitzpatrick
- September 21, 2019 17:42
I know Mike through his parents. With his and their strength, stamina, and strong faith, I knew he would pull through his ordeal.I have been praying for him for quite a long time and will continue to remember him and his family in my nightly prayers
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Janice Outz
- September 21, 2019 18:22
Amazing story
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Carla Beasley Bates
- September 22, 2019 00:55
Tiger Nation is behind you Mike! CU Class of ‘97
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Courtney H
- September 23, 2019 03:05
Go Tigers!
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Julie Capaldi
- September 23, 2019 11:36
Mike is my hero. I have known him from the beginning of his cancer battle, through all of the setbacks, and he has triumphed. He has never lost his faith in God and has spread that message to thousands of people through his courage. He deserves this award.
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Kathy Weathers
- September 23, 2019 14:01
Go Tigers!
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Pat Corry
- October 22, 2019 20:28
So inspiring to me and all who know him. He raises my spirits whenever I hear from him. He is one of a kind.
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Sheri Marcus
- December 11, 2019 20:59
Congratulations Mike and Shauna! God bless you both! 🙏🏻😊

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