Without going into too much detail:
Danny and his friend Joel both got tangled up in the same crash, and both sustained injury . As of right now I can shed a bit of light. Danny suffered a spinal injury around the t5, t6 area. As I have I still have yet to see Danny I implore everyone to not jump to conclusions, he had surgery yesterday to stabilize everything that was disruppeted. He's already begun physical therapy and his outlook is very positive. There's complicated issues but right now we all need to stay positive, please !
Please don't pry for details of his injury or accounts of the accident, that doesn't help any situation.
Joel is a bit better off , but still had injuries to his scapula and collarbone. Both guys are immensely strong and need positive support!!
Cycling has been in my family for as long as I can remember, although head injuries I have sustained seem to effect that hahah, see what I did there, made a joke. But Danny was always my inspiration, racing each other constantly everywhere. Bitching to one another about the death marches our parents would take us on. Laughing uncontrollably any time we were on 2 wheels together. Pushing one another on any climb you almost felt your heart would explode.
Whether he wants to admit it of not, he's become an icon in the cycling community of the Grand Valley and beyond. Story's of his adventures he would take his klunker on where most wouldn't even take a high end bike bring an instant smile.
His work with the Bone shakers youth group rides where he would teach skills and help build a foundation of a love of bikes. The same as our parents did for us many years ago
Wherever possible trying to race whatever enduro events he could fit in
I could go on forever, but it's without a doubt his passion for cycling was contagious!!
The dollar amount is still unknown as to what it's going to take to get him recovered. This is for the basic living expenses for his life for the next few months but let's shoot for the moon. Blow that goal out of the water!!
Let's all get together and show my brother what the love of the cycling community can offer!! Donate what you can and please share, repost and most of all continue to show my Brother, Parents, Whitney, Mason, and everyone else effected the most positive support we can!!! All story's greatly appricated!!
Oh and Zeus is in great care , but misses his morning sniffs with his favorite goofy guy. ..
I can't thank everyone enough who has reached out! It's been an overwhelming few days so please understand if Danny doesn't get back to everyone immediately. He is very greatful and humbled to have you all thinking of him.
I'll do my best for updates
Ride like a Danimal!!!!!!
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