Michael Seifert was born on September 17, 1985,

with a rare and serious illness along with profound disabilities that had him in and out of the hospital the first year of his life. The next year Michael was hospitalized at the University of Minnesota, where doctors said his condition was such that he would spend his entire life in ICU and would never be discharged to home. But Karen disagreed. As she says, “Babies need to be with their families.” And so Michael came home on life support.