Michael Utley – Struck By Lightning

by on March 8, 2010      

in Environment

Michael Utley

Michael Utley

Michael Utley was struck by lightning on a golf course in May 2000. His heart stopped three times on the way to the hospital. He was told that he would never walk again or have a normal life. After months of rehabilitation and being forced to take strong narcotics for pain, he has recovered and found a purpose in life that he never imagined.

Now deeply involved in lightning safety, Michael Utley is bringing his knowledge about lightning to children in schools around the country. His partners are the Lightning Safety Institute, The Lightning Safety Alliance, and meteorologist Matt Noyes.