Kalon Ludvigson Recovery Fund

$78,666 of $125k goal

Raised by 598 people in 40 months
Kalon Ludvigson  POCATELLO, ID
Kalon Ludvigson is the USA's most decorated Trampoline & Tumbling athlete in history. He has earned 20 World Cup and World Championships Medals, 2 World Records and 8 Consecutive USA National Titles.

Kalon suffered a catastrophic injury on August 6, 2013. The injury left him paralyzed from the chest down with no movement in his hands and limited movement win his arms. 

Click here to learn more about Kalon's injury and current status. Support Kalon by being his fan and leaving him a message on his athlete page KALON LUDVIGSON ATHLETE.
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Jeremy Burns
37 months ago

I have no money to send Im struggling myself, I can offer any type of household care service i.e cleaning, cooking, laundry, errands ect. . . I hope you reach your goal and I'll be praying everyday for you

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Abel MacBerry
37 months ago

Hope you get better soon, cheers from a mexican in Australia. We support!

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DeAnne Bateman
37 months ago

Hey my man Kalon... It has been too many years since we last saw each other. I am so sorry it had to be for such a tragic accident for me to find you again. I hope that you know how amazing you are in so many ways. You always have been such a strong influence in all the lives around you. And you continue now to be such. You are truly amazing, I will always remember the fun times way back when... was it 2001? Keep smiling and remember we are all praying for you and thinking of you.

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Tim Lukas
38 months ago

I'm so sorry to hear about your injury. Syed was just telling me about your story. Be strong and don't give up because you are an inspiration to many. When I'm down I think of this guy and his amazing story. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yo_24_qTNac&desktop_uri=/watch?v=yo_24_qTNac

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Wesley Austen Radcliff
39 months ago

This is absolutely incredible Justen. Kalon is a very blessed man to have such a devoted support in his life such as yourself. You have always been a great friend in my life, in closeness and in distance. I wish the best for you, Kalon. Your even talented in your recovery, and what an astounding recovery it's been. I can tell you're a strong man. Stay strong. Be strong. Live strong. Justen, I love ya buddy. I'm praying great things for you both.

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Robert Harden
40 months ago

Dear Kalon, in 1974, I sustained an injury similar to yours. After winning the NCAA Div. II High Bar competition, I went on to place 4th in Div. I. As I began preparing for my senior year, at CSU-Chico, I landed on my neck during warm ups. After my surgery, I was paralyzed from the neck down. Like you, my friend, I had an UNBELIEVEABLE amount of love and support from my friends, family, teammates and the Chico community. Although I was not able to return to competitive gymnastics, I was never-the-less blessed beyond measure, in that I now have two wonderful kids, in their mid-twenties and three beautiful grandkids. No one can predict how things will turn out for Kalon, but I wanted to share my story with you, in the hope that it will inspire you to just work your ass off to get better... It took me years upon years and numerous ups and downs but whatever it takes for you... "Get better!" As you begin your journey, toward recovering, I'd like to share something that I wrote during mine... It's called, "Wounded In Flight" "What might become... Of one wounded, in flight, When once visions of splendor, Turn echoes the night... Does he crawl away, to die, In a dark, lonely hole... Or does deeper the wound, Make deeper the soul...?" Of these things, I will know, When again I can fly, But until that time, I know only to cry... Let the heavens open arms, Let the winds give chase, In this world of despair... I will find my place. And should this mean tears Must fill my eye... Then let these come forth, I will gladly cry. Kalon, being that I am a man of faith, I pray that in these words, you will find strength, inspiration, motivation, comfort and help; in the days and nights to come. My friend, you and I have not met, but know this: "Where you are, I have been. And where I am, I pray you will be." All my best and all my hopes. NOW, "Get better!" Robert

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Julie Visco Barbara
40 months ago

Kalon, you are in our thoughts and prayers.. One of the highlights in my daughters young TnT career was comments you made to her at a 2013 competition a week before the Invitational in Salt Lake. She is a UT gymnast competing at the Jr level, and your words will continue to inspire her..

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Michael Cates
40 months ago

Kalon I am thinking and praying for you as everyone else is! You have so many friends! We are with you even thought we are not sitting with you at this time! I mention Praying and Hoping because when I was 15yr's old and had only been doing Gymnastics for three years hence my skills not being Great by any means! Gymnastics had made me agile and with quick reflexes! So when I rode my bicycle out into the street and was hip by a station wagon going 65mph in a 35mph zone my front tire and bicycle went under the right front tire of the car and in a Billionth of a Second I dove through the Windshield of the car Breaking the window with my left arm and head! This was 1959 and there were no Trauma Units were the accident happened so they had to transport me a long way to a hospital! All the while my mother and older brother were Praying! To shorten the story I was in a Coma for a Week and had amnesia for a couple of weeks and severed everything in my left arm fractured skull and concussion but it was Praying and Theraputic Gymnastics that got me back in gymnastics! THINK POSITIVE!! All the Best Michael Cates Owner Broadway Gymnastics School Los Angeles,Ca.

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$78,666 of $125k goal

Raised by 598 people in 40 months
Created August 11, 2013
GJ
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George Jessup
18 months ago

I once saw a young man with not much of any limbs enter the gym to watch his sister. He has Spina Bifida. I was new at the gym as a coach and did not know the fella. He got rolled deeper into the gym along with his parents who it appeared were friends of the owner. He as teen was about 3' long in body with legs and arms that were mostly not there. "HE LOVES THIS" they said as the laid him on the mini tramp next to the pit. All the sudden he flipped into the pit. He had used his back muscles....to literally arch himself over one shoulder and fall to his back in the pit with a shit eating grin. My best friend and I were born on the same day, Same hospital, adjoining delivery rooms. he was born hour before I. He starting training with a coach on the second day of his life. NO JOKE. Family... well mom more so than dad... had a goal for him. He trained three days a week for the next 11 years to reach that goal. I started training at age 9. Olympics was my goal. His was a much harder goal to reach than mine. I never made it but not sad..... it was a good ride for a while. I coach Acro and TnT and recreation tumbling now. For my best bud, same as you and I, he did... all the stretching, exercising, agonizing, the mental doubts, they why's etc. etc etc Plus surgeries.. lots of them but he made it. Two years after I started gymnastics he hit his goal. HE WALKED. Took 11years but he did that first step. His coach... was my dad... a Physical Therapist for UCP. He still walks some today. Mostly uses a scooter. He's accomplished more than I ever will. Point is... it is not where we get too..... but where we start and how far we travel. Your on a new journey.. a new travel and you will go far. It will be hard, it will be disheartening, but you've got no where to go but up. Train hard, Train Wise Coach George

CG
$100
Colleen Gygi
21 months ago

Kalon! We love you! Love, Colleen & Isabel Gygi

ST
$400
State of Oregon T&T
21 months ago
$50
Anonymous
22 months ago
$10
Courtney Sermone
24 months ago

This donation is on behalf of Drew Tablak, LLC.

VT
$10
val trifonov
25 months ago
$100
Romain JOUAN
26 months ago

I am a young student and gymnast from paris, so I try to participate to the foundation for help Kalon Ludvigson. I doesn't have many money cause i'am a student but i expect it will help Kalon. We are gymnastics family and we need to help each other in difficult moment. Thanks to Nastia Liukin to shows this organization, which will be a success in my opinion! From France xoxo

IE
$10
idan eshed
26 months ago

I'll hope you'll be fine! Just the best! And you are amazing and a role model for me!

$25
Bill Salmon
26 months ago
RK
$20
Robyn Kleffman
26 months ago

I hope you get well soon and that these donations show how much you are loved and cared for!

Jeremy Burns
37 months ago

I have no money to send Im struggling myself, I can offer any type of household care service i.e cleaning, cooking, laundry, errands ect. . . I hope you reach your goal and I'll be praying everyday for you

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Abel MacBerry
37 months ago

Hope you get better soon, cheers from a mexican in Australia. We support!

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DeAnne Bateman
37 months ago

Hey my man Kalon... It has been too many years since we last saw each other. I am so sorry it had to be for such a tragic accident for me to find you again. I hope that you know how amazing you are in so many ways. You always have been such a strong influence in all the lives around you. And you continue now to be such. You are truly amazing, I will always remember the fun times way back when... was it 2001? Keep smiling and remember we are all praying for you and thinking of you.

+ Read More
Tim Lukas
38 months ago

I'm so sorry to hear about your injury. Syed was just telling me about your story. Be strong and don't give up because you are an inspiration to many. When I'm down I think of this guy and his amazing story. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yo_24_qTNac&desktop_uri=/watch?v=yo_24_qTNac

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Wesley Austen Radcliff
39 months ago

This is absolutely incredible Justen. Kalon is a very blessed man to have such a devoted support in his life such as yourself. You have always been a great friend in my life, in closeness and in distance. I wish the best for you, Kalon. Your even talented in your recovery, and what an astounding recovery it's been. I can tell you're a strong man. Stay strong. Be strong. Live strong. Justen, I love ya buddy. I'm praying great things for you both.

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Robert Harden
40 months ago

Dear Kalon, in 1974, I sustained an injury similar to yours. After winning the NCAA Div. II High Bar competition, I went on to place 4th in Div. I. As I began preparing for my senior year, at CSU-Chico, I landed on my neck during warm ups. After my surgery, I was paralyzed from the neck down. Like you, my friend, I had an UNBELIEVEABLE amount of love and support from my friends, family, teammates and the Chico community. Although I was not able to return to competitive gymnastics, I was never-the-less blessed beyond measure, in that I now have two wonderful kids, in their mid-twenties and three beautiful grandkids. No one can predict how things will turn out for Kalon, but I wanted to share my story with you, in the hope that it will inspire you to just work your ass off to get better... It took me years upon years and numerous ups and downs but whatever it takes for you... "Get better!" As you begin your journey, toward recovering, I'd like to share something that I wrote during mine... It's called, "Wounded In Flight" "What might become... Of one wounded, in flight, When once visions of splendor, Turn echoes the night... Does he crawl away, to die, In a dark, lonely hole... Or does deeper the wound, Make deeper the soul...?" Of these things, I will know, When again I can fly, But until that time, I know only to cry... Let the heavens open arms, Let the winds give chase, In this world of despair... I will find my place. And should this mean tears Must fill my eye... Then let these come forth, I will gladly cry. Kalon, being that I am a man of faith, I pray that in these words, you will find strength, inspiration, motivation, comfort and help; in the days and nights to come. My friend, you and I have not met, but know this: "Where you are, I have been. And where I am, I pray you will be." All my best and all my hopes. NOW, "Get better!" Robert

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Julie Visco Barbara
40 months ago

Kalon, you are in our thoughts and prayers.. One of the highlights in my daughters young TnT career was comments you made to her at a 2013 competition a week before the Invitational in Salt Lake. She is a UT gymnast competing at the Jr level, and your words will continue to inspire her..

+ Read More
Michael Cates
40 months ago

Kalon I am thinking and praying for you as everyone else is! You have so many friends! We are with you even thought we are not sitting with you at this time! I mention Praying and Hoping because when I was 15yr's old and had only been doing Gymnastics for three years hence my skills not being Great by any means! Gymnastics had made me agile and with quick reflexes! So when I rode my bicycle out into the street and was hip by a station wagon going 65mph in a 35mph zone my front tire and bicycle went under the right front tire of the car and in a Billionth of a Second I dove through the Windshield of the car Breaking the window with my left arm and head! This was 1959 and there were no Trauma Units were the accident happened so they had to transport me a long way to a hospital! All the while my mother and older brother were Praying! To shorten the story I was in a Coma for a Week and had amnesia for a couple of weeks and severed everything in my left arm fractured skull and concussion but it was Praying and Theraputic Gymnastics that got me back in gymnastics! THINK POSITIVE!! All the Best Michael Cates Owner Broadway Gymnastics School Los Angeles,Ca.

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