R2R Collecting Donations for RynoMonday, February 18, 2013 | 4:20 PM
Carlsbad, CA – The Road 2 Recovery Foundation is accepting donations for Motocross legend Ryan Hughes who was injured at Pala Raceway on February 13, 2013. Ryan sustained a number of serious injuries to his spine including a broken T-3 and shattered T-4, which initially caused paralysis to most of Ryan’s extremities. Fortunately for Ryan the paralysis was only temporary and he was able to regain feeling and movement after doctors successfully fused his back from T-2 to T-6. As of February 15th Ryan has endured 2 surgeries, the first surgery was performed when a blood clot again caused partial paralysis due to swelling near the spine and subsequent pressure to the spinal cord, and the second to stabilize his back.
Thankfully Ryan has come through both surgeries successfully, however, his road to recovery will be a long, painful, and expensive process. Ryan will be out of work for three to four months and although he has health insurance his hospital bills will far exceed what the insurance is covering. Ryan will need months of rehabilitation which will not be covered by insurance.
The Road 2 Recovery Foundation has setup a donation site for Ryan to aid in his recovery. In addition, the Road 2 Recovery will be collecting items for an eBay auction to aid in Ryan’s recovery. If you have any items you would like to donate for the auction please send them to:
Road 2 Recovery Foundation
1042 N El Camino Real, Suite B-350
Encinitas, CA 92024
“Ryan and I are both extremely humbled by everyone’s kind words, thoughts, prayers and generosity”, said Jen Hughes.
"This will be a long intense rehabilitation process for Ryan, which will not be easy or cheap. It is now when we as a community need to come together for one of the great champions of our sport." said Road 2 Recovery Vice President Jimmy Button "I unfortunately have some experience here, and we all need to rally around Ryan, Jen, and the entire Hughes family during this crucial time."
About Road 2 Recovery:The Road 2 Recovery Foundation is a 501 © 3 non-profit organization that was founded by Bob Moore, Bob Walker, and Jimmy Button in the fall of 2000, and is dedicated to helping AMA licensed professional motocross/supercross riders with financial assistance if they sustain career-ending injuries as well as providing motivational, emotional, and spiritual support to these individuals and their families. To make a donation click here. For more information on Road 2 Recovery and upcoming events visit www.road2recovery.com or contact Anita Button at (602) 578-5339.
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