Joshua "Pro" Hartman Recovery Fund
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:
Three years ago nearly 700++ supporters from all over the world donated to Joshua Hartman's Go Fund Me page after he experienced a life-altering bike crash.
As a quick update, I am thrilled to report that Joshua continues to excel both on and off the bike. This summer he competed in the National Jr. Track Cycling Championships and crushed the field. He and fellow teammates took home three Silver Medals and one Bronze medal.
One Wednesday, August 22, 2016. He travels to Trinidad to compete in the Jr. Track Cycling PAN AM Championships(August 27-31). Joshua will be representing the National USA Team!!!
Further, Joshua graduated from HS this past May. His plan is to pursue a few other cycling endeavors this fall and then head to Belmont Abbey College, in North Carolina in February on a partial track cycling scholarship.
We couldn't be prouder of Joshua and his accomplishments. And hopefully, you all are too!!!
Thanks again, for your continued support.
All the best,
Tonya R. Miller
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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]
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This is fabulous news, and I'm so pleased you shared this update.
Yay Joshua! Good to know you are back in the saddle!!
So glad he is on the mend and normal teenage life is crazy enough - so glad he is still top-o -mind for many!
I'm so glad he is doing better!!
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