The AMHC Micah Wall Recovery Scholarship Fund was created to provide access to recovery services for residents of Aroostook County. As a result of his own journey, Micah understood that dealing with addiction can be a long process. It starts with the realization of one’s own addiction, a serious desire for sobriety, and a realization that it can’t happen without help.
Recovery involves many facets or components. This may involve in-patient treatment followed by intensive outpatient treatment. The Micah Wall Scholarship Fund is here to help assist individuals who are serious about recovery but may lack the monetary resources to move forward.
The desire of Micah’s family is to see that as many individuals as possible have access to these funds. The funds that are available have come with a price – the loss of our dear son – to substance use disorder. Micah’s journey with recovery involved inpatient, intensive outpatient, therapy, and active daily involvement in the recovery community. He also engaged with his family for support.
Addiction strains the family bonds, however attempting to renew those bonds are worth the effort. Recovery is a day-to-day process and sometimes a moment-to-moment one – that is how serious it is. It is our wish that each of you experiences a lasting hope-filled recovery.
The Wall Family
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Caribou and Falmouth - It is with deep sadness we share with you that our beloved son, Micah Brian Wall, 30, lost his battle with substance use addiction on May 6, 2019 in Falmouth, Maine.
He was born in Battle Mountain, Nevada on September 23, 1988, to Dr. Brian and Christina (Frobose) Wall. Micah was a 2006 graduate of Caribou High School NHS, and was selected to represent Maine at Boy’s Nation, placing 3rd in his wrestling category at States. Micah attended Gordon College, and completed his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Maine at Orono. He then went on to receive his Master’s Degree in Economics/Health Administration from UMO. He was employed at Central Maine Hospital in the finance department.
Our son Micah had a serious substance use addiction, but his life was a kaleidoscope of talents. He was a deeply cherished son, an adoring and highly protective brother, a mischievous uncle, a loving grandson, and an amazing friend to so many. Micah was a professional who thought outside the box and was almost always correct in his conclusions. He loved to lift weights or anything else that was impossibly heavy, and the last several years of his life he transformed himself into a talented craftsman, helping his brother Nathan and his father build a barn without any template other than his creative mind. He delighted in cooking, especially for his family and friends.
Micah was incredibly charming, possessed a smile that could warm the coldest heart, and had a rare and unique ability to connect with others and validate their presence. He had a rich and abiding faith that resurfaced and carried him through the many trials and tribulations of his addiction. Through tears, Micah emphatically implored us that, should he lose his battle with addiction, that everyone know his story and use his experience to begin and continue important conversations about addiction. His struggle was daily, and often hourly, but Micah held out hope for the future. We firmly believe Micah is now with his heavenly Father.
Micah will be deeply missed, always cherished, and never forgotten. He is survived by his parents of Caribou and three siblings: Katie McGough and husband, Eric McGough of Caribou; Stephen Wall and wife Meg of New York, New York; Nathan Wall of Caribou; his grandmothers, Emily Wall of Caribou and Irene Frobose of Modesto, CA.; his very special nieces, Grace and Emma McGough; aunts and uncles: Kaja Silverman of Philadelphia, PA; Travis Wall of Portland, OR; Colleen and Brandon Lee of Freemont, CA; Craig Wall of Phoenix, AZ; Robert Frobose of Sonora, CA.; and numerous cousins. Micah was predeceased by his grandfathers Dr. Samuel Wall and Robert E. Frobose.
Donations may be made in memory of Micah to the AMHC Micah Wall Recovery Scholarship Foundation. A hundred percent of funds received will go to individuals within the recovery community in need of financial support. Information can be found at https://www.amhc.org