Michael Olson shown with his cat, Tank.
A Go Fund Me account has been set up to help Michael Olson, who works at Miner’s Ace Hardware in Los Osos and is battling cancer.
“He has dealt with numerous medical issues over the years, and this diagnosis is another blow he now has to deal with,” reads the page written by Michael’s friend and coworker, Shayla Shannon. “As many of you know, medical care often creates substantial financial strain. Our goal is to help relieve some of this burden for Michael and make sure he can focus on his health without the stress of money looming overhead. He is a pillar in the Miner’s Ace Hardware community, lending his expertise and friendship to coworkers and customers for over a decade. I so enjoyed my time working there with Michael. He is kind, loyal, supportive, funny, and deeply caring.”
Readers might remember Michael from a story Estero Bay News did earlier this year about him and his cat, Tank, and The Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART) in Cambria who helped them stay together. A new landlord had a “no pets” rule and Michael faced eviction. Tank stayed at the shelter until he was designated an emotional support animal, and he was able to return home.
“Michael has endured so much hardship over the last few years, and I just want to help him find some peace and comfort amid this new trial,” Shannon said.
All funds collected will go directly to Michael to alleviate the financial burden of his medical costs.
The page has raised nearly $600 of the hoped for $10.000. To make a donation, go to GoFundMe.com and search Michael Olson and click on the Help Michael Fight Cancer by Shayla Shannon image.