As many of you know, on July 4, 2015, Michael Oppegaard was injured in a shallow diving accident on Lake Minnetonka. He sustained a C6/C7 spinal cord injury which left him paralyzed from the chest down. Michael is breathing on his own and is able to move his arms, although his right arm/hand has limited mobility and strength
Michael spent his first 18 days post-injury at North Memorial Hospital in Minnesota and on Wednesday, July 22nd, he was transferred via an ambulatory flight from Minneapolis to Denver, CO where he entered the rehab program at Craig Rehabilitation Hospital. Michael was thrilled when he was approved for this program.