Michael Bartolo, Afghan War Hero was critically injured on September 6th 2013 in motorcycle accident.  He suffered multiple injuries and a traumatic brain injury which has left him in a minimally conscious state. He is unable to walk or talk and requires constant nursing care. 

Sunday, February 14, 2021

 UPDATE - 2-14-21- Sorry for the long delay in our posting. As a result of the Pandemic, we are still prevented from physically being with Michael. So there is really not much new to report. We briefly see him every weekday via Facetime. Just not the same, as it is very difficult for Michael to comprehend why he is looking at us via the phone and it is so difficult for us not to Physically be with him and worse that we have not be able to bring him home in just about a year. My wife, however gets to physically be with him on his monthly trips to Lutheran Hospital to see his neurologist. At least she gets to be with him, it is extremely hard for her as well, as she must say good bye upon their return to his facility. 

As a result of the changes this past year, we have made a major decision for Michael and my wife and I. We have decided to relocate Michael to a facility in New Jersey that specializes in TBI Patients. We feel he will be better cared for and they may get better results with him. We are working through the admission process and plan to move him once all is approved, he is cleared and can be safely transferred. To make this move possible We have since sold our home here on Staten Island and are have purchased a home in New Jersey near our son Anthony. We are in the process of packing and plan to move within the coming weeks, then afterwards we will move Michael. to the new facility which will be close to our new home. 

With all this going on, I will not be able to post. Once Michael and My wife and I are all settled in, I will post with updated information. 

My wife and I truly appreciated all the continued prayers and support. May God Keep You and Your Family Safe. 


Mom and Dad Bartolo