First Paddle Adaptive Kayaking is the latest addition to the OPAF First
events. The kickoff event was held in Ypsilanti, Mich., sponsored by Special
Opportunities in Advanced Rehabilitation. The event was held at the Michael
Jones pool facilities of Eastern Michigan University and coordinated by Chris
Casteel, MSOP and prosthetic resident along with American Canoe Association
certified instructors and a large number of kayaking volunteers.
In conjunction with this event, Capital City Scuba of Lansing, along
with OPAF and the Dive Pirates organization hosted a First Dive Intro to Scuba
Clinic. First Dive hosted eight participants comprised of amputees and
low-level spinal cord injury patients in the Williamston High School pool
facilities in Williamston, Mich.
Clark & Associates Prosthetics and Orthotics recently hosted
McKeever’s First Ride in Cedar Valley, Iowa at the ASPIRE Therapeutic
Riding Center in Waterloo.
“The obvious joy and life enrichment that occurred during the event
with the participants was there for all to see and will be repeated over and
over in the “First Rides” to come,” Dennis Clark, CPO and
partner at Clark & Associates, stated in a press release.