Here’s the official information from Gymnastics Ontario’s Ruth Simpson:
As reported to you by email message on Thursday, December 3rd, Windsor Vistas coach and NCCP Facilitator Michael Outram recently sustained serious neck injury while he was involved in a personal activity at a gymnastics club in Michigan.
Gymnastics Ontario has been in touch with Michael’s family and here is the latest update:
• Michael has been moved to Windsor’s Hotel Dieu Hospital
• CBC Windsor recently interviewed him …
• Members of Michael’s family are posting information on Facebook
• Michael’s family has opened an account in trust at TD Canada Trust if you would like to lend support: #0125 6321315
• According to his sister, Melynda, Michael has a bit of movement in one of his legs. They are very appreciative of the support they have been receiving.
• Cards can still be mailed to Michael:
c/o Windsor Vistas Gymnastics, 2996 Deziel Drive, Windsor, ON N8W 5H8
Our thoughts are with Michael and his family at this time.
Mike was interviewed again today on the A Channel at 6pm tonight.
In an article in the Windsor Star he explains exactly what happened:
… “I did a half-in, full-out, and I hit the bottom of the pit, which isn’t good, I’m about two inches shorter,” the 43-year-old with the heart of a kid joked during an interview from his bed at Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital Wednesday. He said he never lost consciousness. “I didn’t even lose my gum.” …
His spirits are high. And some movement has come back in both legs. Fight on, Mike.