Our family has been through so much in the last couple of years and we are sad to have to say we will have to bring back the #wilsonstrong yet again.
On the morning of Friday July 17th Al was mountain biking with friends while camping on Hornby Island. Al had a crash which lead to him needing immediate
medical attention. He was attended to very quickly and airlifted to Vancouver General Hospital.
Upon arrival he was accessed right away and after only a few hours was in for
surgery. Al sustained a break at the C5 vertebra. The 8 hour surgery went well
and he is in ICU beginning his recovery. Doctors believe he should regain full use of arms and hands during the rehab process but for this injury the doctors say
that most people don't regain use of their legs. Anyone who knows Al, knows he's a fighter and isn't "most people". We all have faith that once he's ready, he is going to work his tail off to defeat all odds.
The offers of support the family has already received is absolutely incredible. As Al goes through the recovery process we will need your continued support, but
because the future costs are unknown at this point the initial funds donated will
go towards the daily living costs, travel to and from Vancouver and hotel stays for Kim and their girls.
We thank each and every one of you for the outpouring of love and support through this difficult time. If anyone can get through this it's Al!
They call him "The People's Champ"...
dirtbikeal559 Instagram post April 18th, 2016:
"What a solid two days of racing. Saturdays race was great, battled for 2nd and 3rd for two and a half hours ended up 4th. 7 seconds behind 3rd. So close to the podium!! Sunday I had a rock derail my chain and bent my rear sprocket in the first minute of racing. So I watched the field go by, then walked out to the road and asked Bob Stewart to go get the biggest pry bar he could find. Straightened enough to go and put on a charge and finish 3 laps of gruelling course. I wanted to show my daughters that finishing something you start is super important. Lyla had a bad crash last lap battling for third, which chipped her front tooth, smashed the bars on her chest, braces cut her lip and a bloody nose. She got up and finished her race!"
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