Brian & Bess' Road to Recovery

Two of our own need our help. Bess and Brian have a passion for two wheels but more importantly have a stronger passion and love for each other. The moment you mention her Ducati, she lights up like a Christmas tree! Wanting to be better riders, they signed up for a two day course to hone in on how to better control and to safely ride their motorcycles. 

Day one was a success! Both Bess and Brian learned so much and were excited for day two, their final day at Jennings GP in Florida. Unfortunately, on day two, Bess high-sided and suffered multiple injuries requiring her to be immediately medivacked. 

Our badass Bess has a laundry list of breaks, lacerations and has already had neck surgery and has at least another surgery ahead for a broken arm/ dislocated elbow. She suffered severe head trauma but is slowly starting to put everything back in place mentally. They were in northern Florida just outside Valdosta Georgia when this happened. She was rushed by helicopter to UF Shands Hospital in Gainesville. 

They need our help. Prayers were answered when the Shephards Center confirmed a bed for her. It is not easy to get into the Shephards Center but they did it!  It is one of the top 10 best rehabilitation hospitals in the nation.This is a HUGE step forward!

There is a long and challenging road ahead for Bess, Brian and their families. Not only an emotional rollercoaster but the amount of expenses needed for spinal and brain rehabilitation is something none of us think about. Bess is a new business owner and has always focused on healing others. She now needs our help for her to heal. As many of you, we love these two and want to help them get back home. 

Any contribution to this fund will help Bess and Brian achieve what is needed in their road to recovery. The medical bills, rehab, transportation from the UF Shands Hospital in Florida to the Shephards Center in GA, home care assistance and much more. Brian will try to juggle hospital visits, taking care of the family, kids and his business. 

As I sat with him today, I know he needs us...all of us. He doesn't say it, but he does. We love these two and we know you do to. 
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Donations

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  • Dan Theman 
    • $50 
    • 7 mos
  • Michelle McRorie  
    • $50 
    • 9 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 9 mos
  • Brooke Stanton 
    • $25 
    • 9 mos
  • Marlo Meyerhofer  
    • $245 
    • 9 mos
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Fundraising team (3)

Jim Malliakis 
Organizer
Raised $275 from 4 donations
Marietta, GA
Brian DeLoughy 
Beneficiary
Matt Smith 
Team member
Raised $20 from 1 donation
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