"A kid like that grows up - what is she going to amount to?"―Mike[src]
In 1992, Mike went to the urgent care section of a hospital in Staten Island, after a bowling accident. While he was waiting, he told his story to an elderly patient, Indiana Jones. As Jones was about to be examined by Dr. Jeffers, several paramedics entered, bringing in two gunshot victims, one of which was a little girl who was an innocent bystander. Dr. Jeffers turned his attention to the wounded people, and Jones realized he would have to wait some more. Jones sat back down, concerned for the girl, Mike shrugged it off as an everyday occurrence. When Jones was appalled by Mike's lack of concern, Mike explained how he saw it - welfare recipients blowing each other away, and no chance to get out of the situation. Jones got angry, but kept his temper somewhat in check, saying we have no way of knowing what fate has in store for us; maybe that little girl could grow up to find a cure for cancer, or maybe get elected President of the United States. Jones told Mike a story about another child he knew, who started in a tough situation. After the story, Mike asked what the point was, and Jones revealed that the orphan ended up becoming Barthélemy Boganda, leader of his country.
Jeffers stepped out of the operating room to ask those in the waiting room for a donation of AB- blood to save the girl's life, since the hospital was out of stock. Mike, moved by Jones' story and having the rare blood type, volunteered. Mike said he regretted meeting Jones as he would have to undergo a blood transfusion, as he had a lifetime fear of hypodermic needles and once passed out when he had underwent a physical when he was in the US Army. However, that statement appeared to be in jest, because Mike had been moved by Jones' story and did willingly volunteer himself to save the little girl's life.