Michael Wells was born through a breached birth at a time in the Bahamas when caesareans were not an option. Michael was pulled from out the womb by his feet and suffered severe neurological damage. He was born with cerebral palsy. He has no control of his limbs. In his early life he was treated like a vegetable, he was not allowed in any school and did not receive any formal education. Michael learned to read and write through watching Sesame Street. He surprised his family when he wrote the words I AM NOT A DUMMY on a piece of paper. Since then he has written a book of short stories, ran as a candidate in the Montagu constituency and will soon release his second book.