The Michael Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial support to families in need due to the mounting costs of therapy associated with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC).
How The Michael Fund Was Formed
At the end of 2008, a letter was written to friends and colleagues asking for support for the Utz family. This letter inspired Steve and John Presser, with the support of their family and friends, to start The Michael Fund- a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The charity was built to not only educate people about AMC, but also to financially support the therapy for families affected by the disorder.
AMC is considered a non-progressive disorder. With physical therapy, the contractures frequently improve dramatically! With proper treatment, most children can make significant improvements in their activities of daily life, and live relatively normal lives.