Family keeps Mikey’s memory alive

By |2012-11-15T15:59:36-06:00Nov 15, 2012|General|

Michael Janasik was just 16 when he signed the organ donor portion of his new driver’s license.

It was a remarkable gesture for someone so young, so full of life.

coloredpicMichael Janasik is pictured as an angel watching over his family in this 2010 drawing titled “My Family,” created by his younger brother, Robert Behl, now 11.And it was one that two years later would save the lives of five other people after Mikey died suddenly from an auto accident.

On July 13, 2009, Mikey was at a party in Winneconne and got into a vehicle with a man who, authorities learned later, had alcohol and marijuana in his system. He was a multiple drunk driving offender. The car hit a light pole, flipped and landed on its roof. The driver ran away, leaving Mikey alone to die.

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