Get Deb a New Bike!

$2,855 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 91 people in 40 months
Grady McGahan  DALLAS, TX
On Wednesday, September 9, our friend Deb was riding her bike home on the Santa Fe Trail, as she does most nights. Deb, the Girl Who Roars, loves to live the #bikelife and is an inspiration to Dallas cyclists.

While crossing the intersection at Munger, she was run over by John Cullins of Royce City, a driver who ran a red light and was so drunk and high that he couldn't keep his eyes open while they took his mugshot. Deb was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

THE FULL STORY (news report)

Almost two weeks later, she is at rest and healing, surrounded by family and friends, covered in cuts, bruises, and scrapes. It's a miracle that she is going to be OK, and that she is doing as well as she is. That being said, Deb's bike is totaled.

Let's come together and make sure Deb can get back on two wheels when she's ready. The itch is there. The girl still roars!

***UPDATE: Response to the original goal was so positive that it was raised to cover the cost of both a new bike AND Deb's night in the ER. This will be especially helpful considering she is likely to miss at least a month of work. Every bit helps. Spread the word!
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Update 4
Posted by Grady McGahan
39 months ago
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The Dallas Morning News reported on the new bike that was donated by Specialized and outfitted by Richardson Bike Mart. We'll do a welcome back ride as soon as Deb is ready to roll. Stay tuned!

http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2015/10/cyclist-hit-by-car-in-old-east-dallas-is-gifted-with-new-bike.html/
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Update 3
Posted by Grady McGahan
39 months ago
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GREAT NEWS! Deb's story has continued to generate press coverage, which we hope will raise awareness and lead to safer roads for cyclists. Also, today, through the generosity of Specialized Bicycles and Richardson Bike Mart, Deb received a brand new bike with some powerful lights! Therefore, all of the funds raised through GoFundMe will be given to Deb to help cover her medical expenses. THANK YOU again to everyone who made a contribution. What an incredible community!

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/metro/20151021-dallas-bike-accident-a-reminder-of-the-need-for-more-education.ece
Deb's New Bike!
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Update 2
Posted by Grady McGahan
40 months ago
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Deb's story hit CBS11 evening news tonight. Thanks again to everyone who has offered support!

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2015/09/28/cyclist-recovering-after-hit-by-suspected-drunk-driver/
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Update 1
Posted by Grady McGahan
40 months ago
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THANK YOU ALL! It is incredibly inspiring to see the Dallas cycling community rally around one of its own. Aside from all your generous contributions and sentiments, Deb has received numerous offers to replace her bike outright. In particular, we offer special thanks to Friends of the Santa Fe Trail, Richardson Bike Mart, and Specialized for their shows of support. Now, all of the funds raised can be used for out-of-pocket medical expenses and lost wages. We can't wait for Deb to be back on two wheels, living the #bikelife!
The Girl Who Roars
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$2,855 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 91 people in 40 months
Created September 21, 2015
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JK
$25
Jessica Klien
40 months ago

Best wishes for a speedy recovery!!

SS
$50
samantha schnoor
40 months ago

So sorry to hear this….hoping for a speedy recovery! Hugs to you!

NB
$250
Nighat Bukhari
40 months ago
TG
$25
Teresa Gubbins
40 months ago
AP
$75
Ann Pote
40 months ago

So sorry that you were injured and so thankful that you are recovering!

LC
$75
Lisa Carroll
40 months ago

Deb, I was very sorry to hear what happened. All my best wishes for a speedy recovery. ❤️❤️ Lisa Carroll

JM
$50
Joe McFatter
40 months ago

Soon you will feel the breeze again! Take time to heal

DL
$30
Danielle Leahy
40 months ago

We love you Deb!!! Can't wait to see you back on the road and on your new bike!!!!!! -Danielle and James

$20
Anonymous
40 months ago
$20
Jaime Ramirez
40 months ago

Get well! See you back on the road! #hangoverriders

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