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This page is simply here to show you that there is a dedicated team behind all that we do. However, there would be no MJL if it wasn’t for you, since we cannot fulfil any of these projects alone.
Without unity in heart and in spirit, we achieve very little, but Michael’s message and commitment to a better world encourages all of us to ‘make that change’ both within and outside of ourselves. Join us and enjoy being part of a community of volunteers who are committed to making a positive change in the world in which we live. Whether through donations, fundraising, sponsorship, prayer, practical help or something entirely different, we would love to hear from you and to have you on board.
Dr Patrick Treacy
Dr Patrick Treacy is the founder and Medical Director of the Ailesbury Clinics Ltd and practices as a Cosmetic Dermatologist in Dublin, Cork, Dubai and London. He has travelled to no less than 100 countries, and has worked as a doctor in places as far afield as Iraq and New Zealand. Dr Treacy’s accomplishments in the fields of both medicine and journalism are so prolific that it would be impossible to detail them all here, but you can read more of his exceptional life, achievements and experiences via: www.patricktreacy.com
In addition to accomplishments that most wouldn’t achieve in many lifetimes, and alongside having been a blessing to so many needy people abroad through his humanitarian work around the globe, Dr Treacy was also a source of comfort and friendship in the life of Michael Jackson, having been not just his dermatologist, but a true and trusted confidant. Dr Treacy’s support of his late client is exemplified in media interviews whereby he speaks eloquently and fondly about his friendship with the star, detailing Mr Jackson’s humanitarian accomplishments and what was his lifelong desire for a better world in a way that is poignant and powerful. Dr Treacy’s lasting friendship with Michael Jackson is not surprising, considering both shared a sincere and deep desire to help and support those in need and found a mutual passion in striving towards a better world through using their respective fields of accomplishment. It goes without saying that we are deeply indebted to and honoured to have Dr Treacy as our Ambassador for this cause.
Mimi – Artist
Mimi is a talented professional artist from California, USA. After diligently and lovingly creating our beautiful logo, she accepted the role of Artist for MJL. Mimi also created all the artwork for the adorable children’s book, Ever After, which gives a beautiful pictorial insight into Michael’s life and legacy, and she is currently kindly donating all profits from all of her paintings towards the building of Everland. You can see Mimi's stunning gallery here.
Dee – Founding Director
Dee is a professional freelance writer and editor from the United Kingdom who specialises in writing uplifting and inspirational real life features. Orphaned at the age of six, she credits Michael for getting her through a traumatic childhood and later, for instilling in her a commitment and dedication to helping those less fortunate. She founded MJL in 2011 in order to help continue Michael's legacy of love and to channel her own and others' evident and ongoing grief into something lasting and tangible.
Karen – Fundraiser
Karen is a retired U.S. Navy Commander and currently working in the children's ministry at Calvary Chapel Central Oahu, Hawaii. Since her retirement in 2004 she has been actively involved with teaching children in both an academic and Biblical environment. She was hired in 2005 to run the children's ministry at her church and teaches a weekly girl's Bible study. She has three passions in her life: Jesus, children, and Michael Jackson. In being tasked with praying for our projects, all of her passions are undoubtedly utilised. Karen has already raised considerable funds for the Everland project through the making and selling of an exclusive Legacy Bracelet, with postage costs and material costs being borne by herself.
Tori – Secretary and account signatory
The youngest member of our team, Tori is a volunteer with the British Heart Foundation, works part time for a family business, is studying for a humanities degree with the Open University, sings and plays guitar in bars during the evening AND she somehow finds time to act as our secretary, too. Tori is also responsible for our Twitter page.
Susie - Admin/Publicity
Susie is from Michigan, USA and brings invaluable management skills to the team since for much of her working life she was an optician, and also a manager. Her ethos for hard work is apparent as she exceeds all expectations regardless of the task she is given. During this journey, she has promoted, protected, encouraged, supported and helped us all with a passion and enthusiam that knows no bounds. Susie no longer celebrates her birthday, on June 25th, but instead reserves it as a day of quiet reflection, dedicated to Michael, the man who renewed her faith in God and inspired her to want to be a better person.
EVERLAND PROJECT CO-ORDINATORS
Reverend Dekontee – Project Overseer
Reverend Dekontee is an accomplished man with a heart for children and he is excited to be involved with MJL and the Everland project. Born in Monrovia, Liberia, where Everland is to be built, he knows the area and its needs very well. He and his wife Joana have three children of their own, and they have adopted another three. Reverend Dekontee holds a BA Degree in Christian Education and an Associate of Arts Degree in Business and Public Administration as well as several other diplomas in Children's Ministry, Primary Health Care, Community Mobilising, planning and Development, and social counseling. He has worked with several national and international organisations with much of this work being with children and young people. We will be liaising with him at all stages throughout the project and beyond.