Jean-Pierre De Villiers is one of those extraordinary people who makes a lasting impression for his kindness, generosity and infectious energy, always striving to help others achieve their dreams.
Always in service, JP was fundraising for the brain tumour charity, The Addie Brady foundation, a cause close to his heart when tragedy struck.
JP and his friend Callum had been on a charity cycle ride from John O'Groats in Scotland to Land's End in Cornwall, the length of the UK! They had cycled 880 out of 1000 miles and were on the last two days of their ride.
Tragically, JP was hit by a car in a hit-and-run collision by a previously disqualified driver who fled the scene.
The car hit him with such force, he went over the car, flew over the barriers and was wedged in between a tree and the barrier. His bike was shattered into pieces.
He was airlifted from North Devon to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth with two badly broken legs, a fractured arm and potentially life threatening internal injuries.
JP is still in Intensive Care, having suffered serious internal organ injuries, including a perforated bowel, and has since undergone multiple complex surgeries.
He has subsequently developed a nasty chest infection which has caused breathing problems as well as irregular heartbeat. He remains in huge amounts of pain.
We are so devastated by what happened to JP. We have created this Go Fund Me page to give back in a time of vulnerability to a wonderful human being who has selflessly given so much to so many throughout his life. Since the accident many people have reached out with stories of how JP has positively affected them.
Donations will help him with the legal, medical and other expenses incurred due to the loss of his livelihood while he recovers. Once he is out of intensive care and hospital, JP will require extensive rehabilitation to heal and recover from this traumatic event. As an athlete, fitness is his life so this is going to be devastating for him.
We are hoping to raise enough funds to be able to assist him with quality supplements, nutrients, therapies and treatments he will require.
It will no doubt be a long road to recovery for him and he will not be able to work for the foreseeable future.
His devoted wife Julia has been so loving and caring by his bedside since the accident, encouraging him and will be supporting him full time during his recovery.
We are appealing to your compassion and generosity. This loving, kind and generous man deserves a chance to receive our help.
As a talented motivational speaker and coach, JP will continue to change and influence countless lives in the future with his inspirational example. We feel that by helping him now he can focus solely on his healing journey.
Please, find it in your heart to contribute with your donation, however big or small, so we can help him on the road to recovery.
JP has given so much and almost lost his life trying to help others. Now we want to help him!
We hope and pray he will come out of this stronger than ever to keep helping and bringing light and joy to others.
Please do share this link to anyone else who might be able to help.
Thank you very much!
With love and deep gratitude from JPs close friends ❤Follow JP here for updates on his condition