It was with heavy hearts that FAAST learned of the news of Michael Phillips passing away Wednesday evening, March 25th. Even with such sad news, we, along with so many others, could not keep from remembering all that Michael meant to FAAST and to the disability community in the State of Florida and throughout the country. Michael was a strong example that anything can be accomplished, no matter how high the hill is to climb or how many “no’s” stand in your way. Michael was fearless in his fight for independence and as a result opened many people’s eyes, serving as a source of motivation for people with (and also without) disabilities. He along with his mother and caregiver, Karen Clay, continually supported FAAST in helping us achieve our mission, raising awareness at the Capitol and being a living example of the importance of assistive technology.
He was a true champion to all and will be missed. FAAST sends its deepest condolences to Mike’s mother Karen, his brother Brian, and the entire family.
Please take a moment to read this article and watch the video for a quick glimpse at the amazing life he lived. Michael Phillips – AssistiveWare .