Mikaela Frances Jane

A website for our family and friends to keep up with Mikaela and her Arthrogryposis.
Also to help families find their way through this journey.

"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." - Gandhi

AMC Convention 2012
Indianapolis, Indian

This year it was just me and Mik at the 7th AMC Conference!

Painting with Thesesa!

Every year one of our favorite parts of the convention is Painting with Theresa!
This year topped off all of our past years, with Mikaela painting just like her Auntie Reesa!
It was so sweet to watch and thanks to Theresa, we have a video of it. A moment I'll never forget.

Below, Mikaela sitting with Ward Foley, Jakob and Nathan.
She was showing them how AMC'ers clap.
Funny thing was, if you didn't have AMC and tried to clap like her
she would tell you, "Stop. You're doing it wrong."

Special thank you to Jennifer Green. This year we decided to share the experience of our yearly convention together. We shared a room, she brought her son Jakob, I brought Mikaela and we both kept our 2 year olds back home. Our time together was priceless and made so many memories with the kids. Together we share a life of many similarities and a bond that is so strong.

Thanks to AMCSI for bringing people together that we call family.


Mikaela and her 'boyfriend' Jakob.
She always says, "One day, I'm going to marry him."

And finally, a HUGE thank you to my friend Byron Hall. He works for the Indianapolis airport and has pulled together so many fundraisers with AirTrans and Southwest to help support AMCSI.