MILWAUKEE -- For the past 25 years, following the paths of his sports heroes has given Mike Neufeldt joy. In fact, he's met several of them. But it is Neufeldt's show of strength battling Muscular Dystrophy and the joy he's brought to every person who has crossed his path that makes him one of the greatest heroes of all.
Neufeldt has worked at Harley-Davidson for the past 10 years. For the past three, he's been an e-marketing coordinator.
The 34-year-old will say he's led a dream life, even though he has Muscular Dystrophy. For 25 years, Neufeldt has been involved with the MDA Telethon. He served as the National Goodwill Ambassador in 1987 and 1988.
Neufeldt loves sports and local sports teams. He's met several local and national stars and counts Michael Jordan among them. Neufeldt says he'll never forget the two days he spent with Jordan, and neither will Jordan.
Neufeldt has a way of bringing out the best in everybody he meets and is one of the most positive, enjoyable people to be around. His glass-half-full attitude has allowed him to break the ice with people who might be uncomfortable because of the challenge he faces.
Neufeldt is a graduate of New Berlin Eisenhower High School. The baseball field at the school bears his name.
He's a Marquette University alum that has won numerous awards, and has co-authored a book on MU basketball with FOX6's Tom Pipines. But Neufeldt is too humble to count his accomplishments.
The 2012 MDA Show of Strength will air on FOX6 Sunday, September 2nd from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. and Neufeldt will be prominently featured.