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!” For more information about Michael and The Magic of Life Foundation, please go to www.themagicoflife.org.