From the moment of birth, Michael Kutcher has overcome challenges and conquered obstacles that most people never even catch a glimpse of. Born as an unexpected twin, Michael met his first of many challenges at delivery. Entering the world notably smaller than his twin, Michael was hardly responsive and struggled to take his first breath. By age three, Michael was battling significant developmental delays and diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy before he entered Kindergarten. At the age of 13 Michael was diagnosed with heart failure and was once again faced with an unthinkable challenge of survival. It was this second close brush with death that opened Michael’s eyes to the fragility of life and inspired him to take control of the future he once thought he wouldn’t have. Michael’s message in one of inspiration, hope, and appreciation. Having overcome unthinkable challenges against extraordinary odds, Michael is living proof that perseverance and unwavering positivity can surmount even the most seemingly impossible of obstacles.
Michael is a disability and organ donation advocate, an advisor to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation and several other disability and organ donation organizations. Michael has spoken at The White House as a member of the Organ Donation Summit, the National Institute of Health, and the Center for Disease Control. He is the creator of the Diffability brand and has recently finished his memoir to be released in the upcoming year.