Joshua "Pro" Hartman Recovery Fund

$45,827 of $200k goal

Raised by 738 people in 38 months
Tonya Miller   BROOKLYN, NY

Hello All:

This website was set up by the Major Taylor Development Team in show of support for our talented teammate Joshua "Pro" Hartman and his family during this incredible crisis. Joshua participated in a bike race on Saturday, June 8 and experienced a devastating crash during the qualifying rounds. He sustained multiple injuries to his face - he fractured his cheekbones, nose, eye sockets and jaw. Thankfully he had on a helmet which protected his head. However when his face hit the protective railing his mouth was split open. Joshua lost a tremendous amount of blood and remains in the ICU at Kings County Hospital.

We hope to raise lots of money to assist the family with the overwhelming medical burden they will surely incur. Joshua will need a series of surgeries to reconstruct his face. I can't emphasize enough how critical the situation is and that your support is deeply needed.

Joshua is a fierce competitor, whose talent is equally matched in both road and track cycling. He's the youngest member of the Major Taylor Development Team, an amateur race team, based in Brooklyn, NY. For the past two years he's amazed all of us competing in countless races throughout the Tri-State area. Not only does he compete at the Jr. Level he also competes as a Cat-4 on the track and Cat-4 on the road. Last summer 2012, he placed first in the Floyd Bennett, Mango Seed Summer Series along with placing 3rd in the Lucarelli & Castaldi Series in Prospect Park all at the tender age of 14 years old.

Joshua is an exceptional talent and we love him dearly. We have all the confidences that he will be on the mends in no time. In the meantime, WE REALLY NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

Your donation will enable him to have the countless reconstructive surgeries needed to change his life and his ability to thrive in the future.

We hope we can count on you:




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Update 11
16 months ago
WATCH!!! @60MinSports tonight 10pm Showtime is a must-watch story on BK’s #Crit race + cyclist Josh Hartman shares his triumph story with host Phil Keoghan of “The Amazing Race.” Set your DVRs. #Cycling #60Minutes #Criterium

Joshua “Pro” Hartman, 16, is a fierce competitor, whose talent is equally matched in both road and track cycling. On June 8, 2013, Josh experienced a devastating crash during the world renowned Red Hook “Crit” race in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Be sure to tune in! And please help me spread the word – while Joshua is past the difficult stages of surgery and recovery, there are still emotional and visible scars from the crash. The more we spread the word, the more donations we will see go towards his continued training, health and full recovery. [ http://www.gofundme.com/391r54]


On the CBS set with Phil Keoghan
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Update 10
16 months ago
TONIGHT! Watch incredible story of perseverance ‪#‎60MinutesSports‬ 10pm Showtime report on Brooklyn’s ‪#‎Crit‬ race and young cyclist Josh Hartman's recovery. ‪#‎60Minutes‬ ‪#‎Cycling‬

Show your support live tweet during the show! Find us on twitter @majortaylorrace #joshpro #joshuahartman
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Update 9
16 months ago
TONIGHT! Watch incredible story of perseverance ‪#‎60MinutesSports‬ 10pm Showtime report on Brooklyn’s ‪#‎Crit race and young cyclist Josh Hartman recovery. ‪#‎60Minutes‬ ‪#‎Cycling‬

Show your support live tweet during the show!

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Update 8
16 months ago
Dear Friends and Road Warriors!
You won’t want to miss this…thank you in advance for taking the time to read below and help spread the word. I am thrilled to share that young cyclist Joshua Hartman will be featured on 60 MINUTES SPORTS this WEDNESDAY, April 1 at 10pm ET on Showtime (check your local cable listing for Showtime).

As some of you know, Joshua “Pro” Hartman, 16, is a fierce competitor, whose talent is equally matched in both road and track cycling. On June 8, 2013, Josh experienced a devastating crash during the world renowned Red Hook Criterium “Crit” cycling race in Red Hook Brooklyn. On this special feature segment, he shares his story with host Phil Keoghan of “The Amazing Race.”
Be sure to tune in! And please help me spread the word – while Joshua is past the difficult stages of surgery and recovery, there are still emotional and visible scars from the crash. The more we spread the word, the more donations we will see go towards his continued training, health and full recovery. [ http://www.gofundme.com/391r54]

SPREAD THE WORD! Cut and paste below and use above photo to share the news on Instagram, Twitter and your social channels! In 140 characters or less, here’s the news…

#60MinutesSports tonight 10pm Showtime is a must-watch story on BK’s #Crit race + cyclist Josh Hartman. Set your DVRs. #Cycling #60Minutes #Criterium

WATCH #PhilKeoghan w/ #cycling star Josh Hartman about #Crit crash + road 2 recovery, #60MinutesSports Showtime 10pm #60Minutes #Criterium

TONIGHT! Watch #60MinutesSports 10pm Showtime report on Brooklyn’s #Criterium race and young cyclist Josh Hartman” #60Minutes #Cycling


Tour de Fort Lee - Summer 2014
Kessena Velodrome - Summer 2014
Riding in Prospect Park
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Brian McGarvey
16 months ago

Yay Joshua! Good to know you are back in the saddle!!

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Kim Silvera-Quezada
34 months ago

So glad he is on the mend and normal teenage life is crazy enough - so glad he is still top-o -mind for many!

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Shawn Harrington
34 months ago

I'm so glad he is doing better!!

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Wayne Whitesides
37 months ago

Are there any updates on Joshua? Is there a place to go to stay up on his progress? I hope all is going as best as it can for him and his family

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$45,827 of $200k goal

Raised by 738 people in 38 months
Created June 12, 2013
CF
$25
Courtney Fields
15 months ago
KK
$15
kimberly kendrick
16 months ago
RR
$100
Reed Rubey
16 months ago
MS
$25
michael shorr
16 months ago
$20
Anonymous
21 months ago
MC
$1,000
Marc Cooper
21 months ago
EP
$10
Edouard Piron
22 months ago

I wish you the best.

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$100
Anonymous
33 months ago
$50
Anonymous
33 months ago
$50
Anonymous
33 months ago
Brian McGarvey
16 months ago

Yay Joshua! Good to know you are back in the saddle!!

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Kim Silvera-Quezada
34 months ago

So glad he is on the mend and normal teenage life is crazy enough - so glad he is still top-o -mind for many!

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Shawn Harrington
34 months ago

I'm so glad he is doing better!!

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Wayne Whitesides
37 months ago

Are there any updates on Joshua? Is there a place to go to stay up on his progress? I hope all is going as best as it can for him and his family

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