A young man, known only as Mike so far, was one of thousands who battled for survival during superstorm Sandy. He had given up on his life and in despair broke in to an evacuated house. He spent some hours there fighting hypothermia. He knew he had to go out and take his chances, even though he saw slim hope of ever making it.
He left a heart-touching note for the owners of the house to contact his father and let him know he did his best and that he loved him.
His letter said, “Who ever reads this I’m DIEING – I’m 28 yrs old my name is Mike. I had to break in to your house. I took blankets off the couch. I have hypothermia. I didn’t take any thing. A wave thru me out of my house down the block. I don’t think I’m going to make it. The water outside is 10ft deep at least. There’s no res[c]ue. Tell my dad I love him and I tryed get[t]ing out. His number is ###-###-#### his name is Tony. I hope u can read this I’m in the dark. I took a black jacket too. Goodbye. God all mighty help me.”
Fortunately, the young man didn’t even survive but got united with his father as well. He got interviewed by WOBM where he told his tale of survival.
Christine Marie, who’s house Mike broke in to and left the note in, posted on her profile about the incident, “This was my house that Mike found refuge in. We found this letter and 2 others in our home along with "help me" signs posted to our windows. We called immediately and were so relieved that Mike was safe and made his way home.”
Not only that, his tale of survival impressed many, among them was Rob Barron, a songwriter who turned Mike’s letter into a song:
“I read an amazing story on line about a young New Jersey man and his dying note during the Sandy super storm. I had to put it into a song, “he said.