Michael's Dream Lives On...... Thank You America!! Michael's Meanies are now in all 50 States.........We will be emailing hospitals all over the world, This website as well as our mobile website has a language translator so you can easily choose your language. If you're outside of the USA and you are reading this please go to our "Contact Us" page and email us and you can help Michael get the Meanies in your countries hospitals, Thanks Please check out the "TEAM MICHAEL" page to see what hospitals are participating in the Meanies Project, That's all 50 States + Washington DC, Toronto and Calgary Canada, Puerto Rico, Birmingham England, Auckland New Zealand & Victoria Australia ...and still growing, for a total of 122 Hospitals. Updated: July 23rd, 2014 At 2:15 on March 5th, l997, we were given the best "GIFT" that anyone could receive...MICHAEL CARROLL At 2:15am July 3rd he was taken from us after fighting a long courageous battle.

                                                                                         Created by: Michael Carroll
                                    
Hello, I'm Michael Carroll I'm 17 Years Old from Wheeling West Virginia. In 2003 I was diagnosed with Leukemia. After 3 years of treatments life returned to normal. On June 17th 2013 I was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma Grade IV Brain Tumor due to the radiation treatment I received for Leukemia.

Once I got home from the hospital I came up with the idea of the "3 Meanies" based upon the 3 different types of childhood cancer.



Terry "The Terrible" Tumor

He is for children that have a tumor


Lily Lymphoma

She is for children that was diagnosed with Lymphoma


 "Lousy" Louie Leukemia

He is for the child that has Leukemia


"I wanted to give something to the kids that they could take their anger out on. I thought of making these into a stress ball like toy that the kids can squeeze hard, punch or even throw them.

My ultimate goal is for every child diagnosed with cancer to get one during their treatment
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The "Meanies" are not a soft stuffed cuddly toy or a beanie baby. They are exactly what Michael intended them to be, a stress toy that's made to be squeezed or thrown. The "Meanies" are 100% polyurethane, and latex free.

On July 10th, 2014 Senator Joe Manchin from West Virginia submitted a Congressional Record celebrating Michael and his Meanies
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Michael's dream lives on.......

Michael passed away July 3rd 2014 at 2:15am due to complications from his Stage IV brain tumor, Michael fought a courageous battle and lived over a year with this always terminal cancer, but there is a bright spot to this, his creation of Michael's Meanies
Here is a video from WTRF recorded on July 3rd 2014



June 6th 2014, We got 2 Milestones with One Hospital, Michael's Meanies are now in all 50 States and this hospital is the 100 hospital to participate in Michael's mission

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May 9th, 2014: A picture is worth a 1000 words....

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April 1st, 2014: Michael Received a Special Letter From the President of the United States    (click picture to enlarge)

   Check the White House Seal at the top of the letter, you can see it was stamped

 

        A Milestone Has Been Reached


December 17th 2013, Michael's dream came true and he handed out the First "Meanie" to a patient at Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh. We were all moved by this, it was a very important day that was a 1/2 year in the making. We all know how important this project is and with the 100% positive feedback from everybody that has received a Meanie we can't help but feel this project needs to go nationwide. Yes, we reached a very important milestone but, not our goal. We need to keep the ball rolling to make Michael's dream come true that every child with cancer can get a Meanie.

                    
A Different Milestone: (This Time Distance)

January 14th 2014, Michael had a "Make-A-Wish" and he was granted a trip to Hawaii, Michael wanted to distribute his "meanies" all over the country so we started at the furthest place in the United States. We went to Children's Hospital in Hawaii and gave out the Meanies, They were well received. The pictures speak for themselves.




We want to thank all of you that support Michael's mission and his goal to get every child diagnosed with cancer a "meanie" we've seen positive results with children all over the area and are happy to see others joining in on Michael's cause, So thanks again for sharing us on all the social networks, we know with your help Michael's dream will become a reality. Keep up the good work

The Carroll Family




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Website Updated:
July 23rd, 2014