Michael Shelley is one of three siblings who came into the hospital to have their stomachs removed after they tested positive for a gene that causes gastric cancer.
All three Shelley siblings tested positive for a gene that gave them a 3/4 chance of getting gastric cancer, which had killed off most of their family. Because of this, they decided to get prophylactic gastrectomies.
When he heard the possible side effects, Mike decided not to have the surgery, hoping he'd be the 1-in-4 not to get the cancer. Megan also decided to back out, though after they found a tumor in Tricia's stomach, she changed her mind and had the surgery. Mike, however, didn't change his mind. Though Tricia pledged to keep on him until he finally had the surgery.
He has a girlfriend.
Due to the gastric cancer gene running in their family, the Shelley family was down to a branch. They had lost their mother, grandfather, aunt, and uncle to the disease and had a cousin in hospice care.
Notes and TriviaEdit
- He was 23 at the time of his hospitalization.
- He's the president of his fraternity.
- He goes snowboarding.
- He likes jelly beans.