As some of you may know Coleen 'Polly Waffle' Kehoe suffered serious injuries in a mountain bike crash December last year at the Cannonball Festival. This resulted in several fractured ribs, concussion, battered body and severely fractured Collar bone requiring surgery, leading to over 3 months off work and still counting.
At the time of the accident Coleen's membership with MTBA had only expired by hours unbeknownst to her, therefore voided her insurance and leaving her with no support or income. Still suffering chronic pain from the injury she returned to her specialist to receive more bad news. The damaged bone in the shoulder has now died and requires another surgery to have it removed.
Coleen has dedicated her life to mountain biking, competing and teaching for the past 20 years. Donating her time to both her local club HMBA and nationally to the MTBA. Recently running one round of the National DH Series at her local tracks, assisting in the other rounds and making the long trip from the Hunter Valley, NSW to Bright, Victoria for the Australian Downhill Champs donating her time yet again for the benefit of other competitors. Sling and all.
Being a sign writer requires you to be very able bodied when it comes to installations, hence why she has been unable to work. The goal here is to generate a small income for Colleen to help her on her way while she recovers.
Look at it this way……..
-If every person that held a race membership with MBTA donated $1 this would raise $10,550
- There are 166 clubs listed with MTBA across Australia, a $30 donation would to reach our $5,000 target.
- $6.70 x the 750+ riders at Cannonball 2017 = $5025
A little goes a long way.
Those who are lucky enough know Coleen also know that their life is richer for it, she is always the first to put her hand up to help out no matter the task. A compassionate person with a smile so infectious you can't help but feel the love. So it would be wonderful to give back to the woman who gives so much to everyone else.
- Rita Cox
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