Dear Family, Friends, and Supporters,
We are writing to you today on behalf of Michael Lopez, our 26- year-old nephew who recently suffered a life-changing spinal cord injury following a tragic diving accident. Now a quadriplegic with no use of his legs and limited use of his arms, Michael has spent the last several months in medical and rehab facilities in Virginia and Colorado. He finally returns home to Albuquerque.
Michael is a well-loved young man who was just beginning his independent adult life following graduation from Albuquerque Academy and Colorado College. He enjoyed his employment with the University of New Mexico for the last few years, and was excited to go on his first earned vacation during which time the accident occurred. Michael harbors a strong love of the outdoors and especially loves skiing, tennis, swimming and soccer, along with his role as uncle to his first nephew, Evan, who is a toddler.
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November 3, 2013
You inspire us all with your progress and courage. I hope you feel the love of all the Lopez clan and their huge family of friends every single day. Can't wait to see you drive off in your own van one day! With love
October 26, 2013
Dear Michael: Wishing you all the very best in your long recovery ahead. Stay strong in spirit. Miracles do happen! Que Dios te bendiga!
October 24, 2013
So happy to hear you are returning to ABQ. My thoughts are with you and your family. Love will get you through it!
October 22, 2013
Michael, This is in memory of your grandmother Beverly who loved you more than you can ever know. She always wished the best for you, and I do too.