Michael, who received Winfrey’s call, explained that when he picked up the phone, the legendary host introduced herself and told him that she wanted to make the donation.
He further explained that at first, he was shocked but after talking to her, felt like he almost knew her.
Michael himself is an amputee, who lost all of his limbs several years ago after a bacterial infection.
He and his brother now want to help amputees who survived the Boston Marathon bombings.
It was Michael’s own struggle to adapt to the amputations of his limbs that motivated him to try to help the Boston bombing sufferers.