Fam­ily val­ues

The fans speak on their spe­cial con­nec­tion with MIKE…

Kerrang! (UK) - - Cover Story - Lean

Chyna M c

“In 2017 I was strug­gling with the death of a fam­ily mem­ber and Ch­ester pass­ing away. But af­ter Post Trau­matic came out I was able to meet Mike in Raleigh, North Carolina, and not too long af­ter I was fi­nally able to smile and start to see the light again. I can­not thank Mike enough. He’s truly an in­spi­ra­tion and hero to so many.”

Ianto leo

“I was lucky enough to meet Mike in Bei­jing, dur­ing which I told him that I’d been suf­fer­ing the past few months from some­thing trau­matic that hap­pened to me. With his en­cour­age­ment, I grad­u­ally run from my shad­ows. And right now, I’m on the edge of full re­cov­ery. It was such a bless­ing to meet Mike!”

court­ney wil­son

“I met Mike for the first time in Toronto, Canada. I have noth­ing but re­spect for Mike and I ap­pre­ci­ate his cre­ativ­ity, his work ethic and most im­por­tantly, what he did for the LP com­mu­nity by con­tin­u­ing to make mu­sic, bring­ing aware­ness to men­tal ill­ness, and stay­ing con­nected with fans across the world.”

el­iz­a­beth car­ranza

“Meet­ing Mike was much more than a lucky night for me, my younger sis­ter and older brother. For the three of us, it was an ex­pe­ri­ence we will never for­get. I can’t say I’ve ever met a guy like Mike in my life, but I can say that just meet­ing him in that mo­ment gave me a glimpse into the joy and love Ch­ester ex­pe­ri­enced with him on a daily ba­sis.”

TOM NEW­BOLD

“Ch­ester’s pass­ing hit me hard and still hurts ev­ery day. I met Mike this year cour­tesy of Ker­rang!’s ‘In Con­ver­sa­tion’ event and it was a dream come true. I thought it would never hap­pen and it re­ally helped me get through some of the pain of the loss of Ch­ester. He was such a nice and hum­ble man and had time for ev­ery­one.”

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