Matt Olson

Matt Olson, a native of Isanti, Minn., is pictured with his parents, Doug and Sue Olson, in an undated photo. In February 2016, a junior hockey game left Olson, 20 years old at the time, paralyzed from the chest down. Now 26, Olson credits faith, family, community and his alma mater, Totino-Grace Catholic High School in Fridley, Minn., with carrying him through the many challenges he has faced as a result of his life-altering injury.(OSV News photo/courtesy Matt Olson)

Faith, family, community help former athlete meet challenges after life-altering injury

Matt Olson is on a new path and it’s one he never expected. The 26-year-old native of Isanti, Minnesota, said he’s not letting a life-altering injury affect his future as community support carries him through challenging times and his trust in God helps him forge a new perspective on life.

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