Help Fred Ride Again


November 9, 2017 is a date I will not forget for the rest of my life.

I was in the home stretch of a bike ride, just two blocks from apartment. As I pedaled across La Brea Avenue, a black, current generation Chevy Camaro cut a left hand turn with zero regard for the concept of right of way and plowed into me. I had zero time to react. By the time my unplanned flight over the Camaro ended with a body crunching thud on the concrete, the car was nearly half a block away.

Not only did the driver fail to stop, a witness apparently stated that they didn't even tap their brakes.

And just like that I found myself on the wrong end of real life version of Grand Theft Auto.

Another witness at the scene was able to provide a partial license plate number to the LAPD but if you ride bikes for long enough in Los Angeles you unfortunately know that the likelihood of a hit and run driver being brought to justice is very slim.

As I write this, I'm very aware that things could have been much, much worse.

However, things aren't exactly the best.

In the collision and subsequent landing, I suffered multiple lacerations and contusions across my entire body. My right side took the worst of it. Multiple tendons in my elbow and hand were torn and I suffered a complex laceration across my knee. My six day stay at Cedars Sinai included three hours worth of surgeries and I will be returning soon for a skin graph procedure to replace what the concrete sheered off.

Fortunately, my health insurance will be covering a large part of my medical expenses but the remainder is shaping up to be a life altering expense. I hope to be back at work within a couple of weeks and begin the process of returning my life to normal.

In the meantime, I must humbly ask for your support.

All my best,

Fred

25432094_1510941917.9337_funddescription
  • Maurizio Rasti 
    • $75 
    • 44 mos
  • Joel Goralski 
    • $50 
    • 44 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 44 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 45 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 45 mos
See all

Organizer

Fred Mackey 
Organizer
Los Angeles, CA
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more