Upon hearing that his cancer had returned and that death was the inevitable outcome, Michael Antcliffe, on the verge of his 36th birthday, decided that he wanted to make a difference in the lives of those who found themselves in a similar position.
Thus began a movement that started with a handful of people on Michael’s Facebook friends list and grew to number in the thousands. People from all walks of life and from all around the world would add Michael as a friend and pledge, not only to make a new friend knowing he would die, but to owe him $10 after his death to help improve the lives of other people dying from cancer.
’You’ll Never Guess Who’s Dying From Cancer’, has been compiled from Michael’s Facebook notes and heartfelt testimonials from friends, both old and new, to give something back to the people who have given so much of themselves to help Michael to realize his dreams
Michael Jack Antcliffe was born May 13th, 1975 in the old
McKeller Hospitalin . The youngest of three children (siblings Christopher and Jennifer) in a working-class family, Michael spent his early years raised by his parents, Alan and Mary, in a country setting in the Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada townshipof Scoble, a short distance southeast of the city of . He enjoyed a childhood that inspired a love of nature and the outdoors. Michael moved back into the city in time to attend Thunder Bay Sir Winston Churchill High Schooland continued his education at the , where he stayed and worked as a youth care worker at Jessie Home Inc., for five years after the completion of university. Missing his family, Michael returned to his home town and began earning his way doing home renovations and construction, eventually finding employment with a university friend at First Class Finishing. Always choosing to keep life simple and concentrating on time spent with friends and loved ones, Michael continued to follow this philosophy after being afflicted with malignant melanoma and forced onto disability. Universityof ManitobaPresently, Michael is exploring fundraising avenues and seeking to improve the lives of those stricken by cancer, whose fight each day is simply to reach the next. He is also making the most of his time, choosing to spend it with family and friends. Michael’s siblings, Christopher and Jennifer still live in , along with their parents. Thunder Bay