Dash For Nash

Over the Thanksgiving weekend 2016, there was a car accident involving two young men from Windsor.  Maila Blossom Benson Rider, or Mai for short,  received news that just the idea of it turns every parent’s stomach.  She learned that her son, Nash, had been in a car accident on I-25.  As the story unfolded, she learned that the car that her son was driving was hit by a drunk driver that had crossed the center lane and came into oncoming traffic.  She would learn that Nash’s friend Kyle did not survive the crash and that her son’s body had been badly broken.  To this day, he is still hospitalized and his road to recovery looks to be a rugged one.  Over the last several months Mai has learned about the power of faith and of prayer and of community and of family.  She would learn how strong her daughter, her husband and even how strong she herself is.  The greatest thing Mai would learn is that superheroes exist and that she had given birth to one.  And like all great stories go, the hero must be terribly challenged before breaking through. 
Nash has seen his ups and downs but continually impresses his family and friends with the strength in his fight.  His family has not left his side during this process.  Through hard work, and prayer and the community around them, the Riders know that Nash will continue to improve, but they could use your help.
The driver that hit Nash and Kyle months ago compounded his terrible decision to drink and drive with the decision to do so without insurance.  The Rider family would never ask for it, but they will need help.  They have hurdles coming over the next days, weeks, months, years that are both seen and hidden, and the more their community can do to help, the better.  Any help you can give be it financial, sharing this page to your social media or even a prayer for Nash, will be welcome and more appreciated that you can know.

Donations (0)

  • Matt Steder 
    • $100 
    • 26 mos
  • Matthew Bushong 
    • $100 
    • 26 mos
  • Kasi Steinheimer 
    • $25 
    • 26 mos
  • Yvette Killingham 
    • $25 
    • 26 mos
  • Highhops Brewery 
    • $250 
    • 26 mos

Organizer and beneficiary 

Adrienne Kastendieck Jacobson 
Organizer
Fort Collins, CO
Mai Rider 
Beneficiary
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