“Daredevil, stuntrider, action sports athlete”…these words only hint at the multi-dimensional persona of professional Australian stuntriding superstar Matt Mingay. To his more than one million Facebook friends, live audiences who number more than two million people annually, and the throng of thousands who follow his action sports activities through Twitter, there is no equal to Matt’s might in the world of stuntriding.
On Saturday, June 4, while participating in the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix in Detroit, Michigan, Matt sustained significant facial injuries when his vehicle overturned as a result of a crash that occurred during the race. According to an update posted by Matt’s wife Sheena on his official Facebook page early Monday morning, June 6, “Matt Mingay was released yesterday from critical care and remains in the ICU at Detroit Receiving Hospital where he is in a serious but stable condition. Matt was released from surgery last night at 7:30 p.m. after undergoing an extensive five-hour surgery to insert a prosthetic chin to rebuild his jaw and mouth region. He has been responding well to treatment and will no doubt be counting down the days until he is back out on the track and wowing fans again.”
What do you do for a man whose fans and fearless pursuit of adrenaline-inducing thrills fuel his zeal to perform in the high-stakes world of action sports? How do you respond for someone whose passion for adventure and his fans is unmatched in any hemisphere? You take action!
We, Matt’s friends and supporters, have organized this GoFundMe account as a way for fans to show their love and support for this action sports superstar. Your gifts of support will help Matt’s family with medical care costs and daily living expenses.
No contribution is too small. Your generous giving means the world to Matt, his wife Sheena, and his son Madzy. With your support, Matt can concentrate on his recovery so that he can once again display his stuntriding spectacles on the track.
Get on board and hold on tight, fans. Together, we can fuel the healing for this world-class stuntriding legend. Let’s show the world that #ChicksDigScars.
- Dianne Allister
- Adam Hills
- Karly White
- Jim Bettridge
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