WRL Racer Relief Fund

$19,449 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 234 people in 29 months
Daniel Schrader
on behalf of Stephen Skinner
 BRYAN, TX
We all know that auto racing has it's risks. Sometimes, those risks come front and center. Today, one of our racers was involved in an incident that required him to be admitted to a hospital. He is in stable condition, but his recovery will take a little time. We would like your help to raise some money to donate to the family to ease the financial burden from this accident. Everything that you can contribute will go directly to the family for whatever they deem necessary. Thank you for any and all help that you can spare. No donation is too small and of course, no donation is too big.
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Here's an update that Stephen himself posted on Facebook last night:

This is Stephen, not PR. Don't have much energy but wanted to give you a personal update. Pardon any misspellings, my vision is still very bad.

1. There was no crash. Our Porsche went from 15th to 11th in the opening laps, setting a potentially winning pace, then burst into flames. Took every fire crew at the track to put it out and the car no longer exists. All we know for sure is that it was fuel pump related. There is nothing left of the car to examine. I do NOT blame my car owners, they are fine people. It was a freak accident.

2. Kelli Willmore and Robbie Pierce, thank you for literally saving my life. Impact has provided my safety gear for 8 years. I was wearing full nomex and a triple layer suit. Yes, it was that hot. I was out very fast, but the doctor told me my injuries were still considered "life threatening" as late as Sunday afternoon.

3. Airlifted to Austin, then to San Antonio with 1st-3rd degree burns on 7% of my body. Was unconscious for about 18 hrs. Every single doctor says I WILL be CAMERA READY for Mecum Kansas City, and 90% chance of no surgery. They told me they could actually put me on air in 2 weeks if they had to. Best burn center in the US I'm told.

4. Thanks to every single one of you for the hundreds of emails, tweets, etc. that I've received. You have no idea how much it means to me. I still haven't read them all yet because I start crying again every time I try. But it means so much to me that so many people care.

5. Thanks to whoever started our GoFundMe page, it is helping so much. Somebody please post the link here, I don't have it. Please share it. It is truly helping. And thanks to whoever started the ‪#‎RaceDad‬ tag!

6. My days are --- try not to think about accident, go get burn treatment, take meds while trying not to relive accident, try not try cry at every new email, get more treatment, repeat 24 hrs and lose track of what day it is. Try so hard to stay positive, stay positive.

7. What you can do to help -- GoFundMe (Pls post link someone! ), please keep praying. Tomorrow is a big decision day. Don't forget about me. To you the news is now days old. To me the reality is just setting in with the daily grind. Please don't forget me. I need every single hope and prayer you can muster. I swear I won't let you down. Every time I want to give up I remember that I can't because so many people are pulling for me.

Please share this with anyone you like.
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Deborah Owen
29 months ago
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Speaking on behalf of our family, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Your love, kindness and financial support mean more than you will ever know. God bless.

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Zeek Duff
29 months ago
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I just read about "the incident." Stephen & family, I know here is one of the good guys, and good guys always come out of difficulties better than anyone ever expects, so hang in there! It's gonna be alright.

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$19,449 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 234 people in 29 months
Created February 13, 2016
Daniel Schrader
on behalf of Stephen Skinner
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BH
$100
Brian & Janet Halberstadt
27 months ago

Get well. See you in Indy! Much love. God bless.

RF
$20
Rob Fultz
28 months ago
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Get well soon my friend! Great to see your progress!! You got this!!

BD
$50
Ben D
28 months ago
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Praying for you. Looking forward to seeing you back at Mecum Auctions. We need to talk more about Ford Galaxies.

$50
Anonymous
28 months ago
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Deborah Owen
29 months ago
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Speaking on behalf of our family, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Your love, kindness and financial support mean more than you will ever know. God bless.

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Zeek Duff
29 months ago
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I just read about "the incident." Stephen & family, I know here is one of the good guys, and good guys always come out of difficulties better than anyone ever expects, so hang in there! It's gonna be alright.

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