Michael Bergey’s expectations for a long and healthy life were placed in jeopardy following a tragic pool accident in August 2010. Michael was enjoying some free time with friends when he suffered a severe spinal cord injury after falling to the bottom of a pool. Michael is now a quadriplegic and dependent on a ventilator to breathe.
In 2010, as a result of a successful golf outing, the Merrick Family Foundation was able to donate funds to Michael to aid in his medical bills as well as to help his family acquire a van to assist with transportation to and from Michael’s doctor’s appointments.
Michael has since graduated from high school and recently acquired the van he so needed to aid in his successful recovery. We wish Michael all the best and will be sure to provide updates on his continued improvement.