Most of us have had the pleasure of working with Olivia and know what a lovely, talented person she is. We all know just how easily this could have happened to any one of us. It has been a truly testing time for Olivia, her husband Dave, her family and loved ones.
Olive's injuries are extensive and we're hoping to raise some money to help support Olivia's recovery.
Any contribution would be greatly appreciated.
We are the United49!
Its been an incredible 4 months for the United49 fund, having raised almost £40,000 in support of Olivia.
Pictures of support have continues to flood in from from all over the world...even Jackie Chan! Check out instagram @united49 for loads of the great pictures.
Olivia has recently been well enough to head back to the UK to continue with her treatment, including trying to find an arm nerve specialist.
When you take a moment to think back that Olivias injuries included:
Medically induced Coma for 2 weeks.
Severe brain swelling
Severed main artery in the neck
Crushed and degloved face
Multiple broken ribs
Paralysed left arm
7.5cm of bone 'missing'
5 nerves 'torn' from the spinal cord.
I think you'll all agree that its a testament to Olivia's courage, positivity and true fighting spirit that she's come so far in just 4 months.
Having said that, the road to recovery is still long so please continue to share, donate and take most awesome pictures!
Here's an update from Olivia, via Facebook, on how she's getting on...
"Thanks again to everyone for all the support. Here's an brief update on my injuries:
My left arm is paralyzed and is going to have to be amputated. It breaks my heart...mainly because I won't be able to ride MX again, but also because of my work and all the huge changes that will hv to take place in the energetic life that I love.
I still hv a couple meetings left, & a few complex operations to go for my nerve trauma, but hopefully 1 of the nerves can be operated on and saved to maybe regain some shoulder function a couple years down the line.
My walking has improved to the standard of a 2 yr old toddler haha, and other than that I'm just trying to get through day by day with the excruciating nerve pain #morphineisking
My facial scarring is horrible and I wish so much I had my old face back. But then again, I am truly grateful to be alive, to have awesome people around me & to be positively getting better day by day
Thanks to everyone who's donated on the Gofundme site, your kindness is truly appreciated."
If you could continue to share the fund link I'm sure we can hit the next target and it would be great to see some more pictures!
In just 7 days we've smashed the target amount!
A new goal has been set but it's really not about hitting targets, it's about us all coming together to show our support for Olivia!
If you can share on with friends and family and take your own "United49" picture!
I hope the way I fight my injury is as strong as how she fights hers. The only way is to keep going xx
My thoughts and prayers are with you Olivia take care.
Any status update on how Olivia is doing?