Michael’s Ministry began back in 1987 when six-month old Michael Sottile, Jr. was diagnosed with congenital heart disease. Within months, Michael received a new heart, and later, at the age of eight, began fourteen months of successful chemotherapy treatments for Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
His medical issues did not end there: two strokes, blood disorders, and kidney disease were also part of his story. Throughout the sixteen years of his life, Michael and his parents used their life struggles to be a blessing to others in similar situations – offering empathy in ways that only those who were traveling the same road could. Through their personal experiences, valuable lessons have been learned: how to care for the chronically ill, and the value of believers coming alongside those in crisis situations.
In March of 2004, Michael’s parents began a new phase of their ministry, after Michael’s entry into Heaven. They are resolved to continue the vision that their son embraced when he was undergoing cancer treatments – that of being an ambassador of Jesus Christ to the sick, by offering them genuine, first-hand hope and encouragement (2 Corinthians 5:17-21).