In 2007, at age 26, after complaining of neck pain and many tests later Michael Burkhardt was faced with news he had a golf ball sized tumor in his brain. The news was devastating but this didn't stop Mike and he was bound and determined to fight harder than he ever had. After brain surgery and treatment in 2008 he finally had clear MRI's, and was feeling good. In 2009 when training for a triathlon he started experiencing pain in his left hip. He was hoping it was just a pulled muscle, but unfortunately as luck would have it, his cancer was back. This time it was harder to hear than hearing it the first time. Yet this still didn't stop Mike or Eden. They both fought harder than they ever had. The ups and downs they battled for the next 5 years would be endless, but he stayed strong until the end. Mike was truly an inspiration to every person he came in contact with. He will always be remembered for his strength, his passion for life and his family, and his amazing sense of humor.
The money in this fund will help take the buden off Eden as the sole provider of her two beautiful young boys who have a long and amazing future ahead of them, not to mention big shoes to fill!http://michaeltburkhardt.com/category/my-life-my-wife-an-introduction-to-our-story/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEyZT6XZBCw&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DqEyZT6XZBCw&app=desktop