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We Save Lives Supports AB 2198 – Drop the “A” Word California Representative Vince Fong updates California’s vehicle code by replacing the term “accident” with “crash” when referencing instances of drunk, drugged, or distracted driving.February 28, 2022
Michael Gershe is a survivor of a drunk driving crash that killed his mother and nearly himself
when he was 8 weeks old. Despite breaking almost all his bones in the crash, he went on to
become a collegiate swimmer, comedian, speaker, author, college educator and photographer.
With over 25 years’ experience on stage as a comedian and speaker, Michael has presented his
programs at schools, colleges, military bases and a TedxTalk. He uses humor, audience
participation and his story for an educational and inspirational message.
In 2015 he founded The Magic of Life Foundation, a non-profit organization, that helps his
mission in eliminating impaired driving making communities safer and empowering people to
make better choices in life. The foundation has a partnership with the Stow Municipal Court
where he presents his program as part of their diversion programs to DUI offenders. The
organization’s annual fundraiser honors local law enforcement for their DUI efforts.
In 2019, he published his memoir, “The Magic of Life: A Son’s Story After Tragedy, Grief and a
Speedo.” One Amazon reader said, “This book will inspire any reader to be a better person! This
is one of the best books I have read in a long time!”
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