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Jared Needs his BroMo Brothers and Sisters

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Jared Erickson, Proprieter of Brother Moto, friend, and overall amazing person needs our help. A man who built a community by serving others, Jared never misses the opportunity to pick up a stranded rider, lend a tool, advice, or give to a charity in need now needs his Brothers and Sisters to return the favor.

Jared recently had a motorcycle accident while spending his own time building the Wildville Scramble event for others to enjoy their weekend. In an accident, he fractured two vertebrae in his neck, slipped disk, and broke a rib. With no insurance, the surgery, rehab, and associated bills will be many.

Rebekah has done an amazing job helping through this and she’ll need our help as well. Her breakdown thus far is below.

Jared has consistently (and with the help of friends) built a meaningful motorcycle group not only in Atlanta but around the world. Truthfully, we could fill a book on the many ways Jared has helped others. It’s time we return his many favors. - Dutch Van De Steeg
The great and very misfortunate adventures of Jared, his motorbike, & a broken neck.

On Saturday, Oct 23rd while on the farm prepping for the Scrambler. Jared fell off an 8ft edge and hit his head on the opposing wall.

He tried to wait it out and see if he would feel better after a few days but it just felt worse. He was having severe neck pain and numbness in his left arm and fingers.

Thursday, Oct. 27th
Jared goes to the ER to find out he had fractured two vertebrae in his neck and had a slipped disk in his neck (Spondylolistheseis* he was grade 4 which you can see in the photo I will send), also a broken rib.

The doctors say he’s very very lucky he wasn’t paralyzed and was a hair away from being so.

Friday, Oct. 28th
The 1st surgery was performed through the front of his neck. This was a less invasive surgery and the hope was that this would be enough. They fused C6/C7 with screws and plates and were hoping to fix the shifted disk with the first surgery.

Sunday, Oct. 31st
Jared was told the slipped vertebrae did not stay fully adjusted and they were going to have to perform a second, more invasive, surgery to fix those.

Tuesday, Nov. 2nd
The doctors performed the second surgery, a Laminectomy, through the rear of his neck and back. They had to add some more screws and also shave off some of the bone.

Unfortunately, this second surgery was a lot more invasive and painful.

What Recovery Looks Like at the Moment.
Jared will have to wear his collar for 6-8 weeks and of course, avoid motorcycles.
He will need Regular Physical Therapy as he is going to have less mobility in his neck with the vertebrae now being fused together. For the rest of his life.

He’s definitely going to have some issues working with the limited mobility of his neck…especially for those 6-8 weeks with the brace we all know he’s going to try.

He’ll need to keep the shop running and keep income flowing.

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Fundraising team (3)

Eric Van De Steeg
Organizer
Atlanta, GA
Jared Erickson
Beneficiary
Rebekah Downs
Team member
Joe Jackson
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