Surprise Fundraising for Orion

Orion Child, a close friend of mine, was struck by a car on 9/16 going through a crossing on the Katy Trail.  The car was estimated to have been traveling at a speed of 55MPH upon impact. 

Orion is a very talented athlete; he consistently places in the top half of the pro/1/2 cyclocross races and he is an upper-field category 3 on the road.  Orion is only 15 years of age and is a role model for his younger brothers as well as all of those around him.  He is one of the most well-presented young men that I know and is very respectful in nature.  His character is one that is uncontested.

Orion was lucky to escape with a fractured ankle, broken ribs, both broken arms (left humerus, right ulna,) a severely stretched radial nerve that is inhibiting left arm movement, broken clavicle, broken scapula, a punctured lung and head trauma.  Along with these injuries, he came out with what could be considered comparatively minor cuts and scrapes.  The major artery in his left leg was narrowly missed by metal shards from the vehicle.  Another major artery in his left arm was barely avoided by his own bone which was bowing out.  Orion is lucky to be alive and is currently being taken care of in a medical facility.

As one might imagine, medical bills for the above injuries can get quite expensive.  They will need help covering costs from the hospital as well as other costs incurred from the incident.  As well as this, his very very expensive bicycle is not exactly ride-able anymore (see image above.)  I wanted to put together a fund for Orion and his expenses, unbeknownst to him.  

Any donations would be much appreciated.  Please do not share with Orion, as I previously stated, he has no idea of the fundraising efforts on his behalf.

  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 36 mos
  • Michael Fitz 
    • $10 
    • 36 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 36 mos
  • Jonathan Sessions 
    • $100 
    • 36 mos
  • Marit Lucy 
    • $25 
    • 36 mos
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Fundraising team (3)

TJ Carter 
Raised $25 from 1 donation
Saint Charles, MO
Orion Child 
Jessica Child 
Team member
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