Franz Elic Grossman Recovery
€27,023 of €40,000 goal
Franz Elic Grossmann competed at a Mountainbike Downhill Race in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Unfortunately he had a very bad crash on sunday - 30 th april.
Franz suffered a bad brain injury which resulted in a coma for several weeks. After he was transported from Mexico to Austria (his foreign insurance didn´t pay for the hospital stay in Mexico or the transport by airplane back to Europe) he spent round about 2 months in a intensive care station of a special clinic in Austria.
Now he is in special clinic for rehab. How long his rehab is going to take is uncertain.
I started this GoFundMe Page to support Franz and his family to cover the hospital costs (in Mexico) and the transport back home.
Please also send him your best wishes via Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grossmann.f
Thank you very much. As soon as there are any updates about his health we will post it here.
Video with ENGLISH Subtitles
Some people wanted to know who created this page before they sent a donation: This donation page was created by Fabio Schäfer - a close friend of Franz. He is from Germany.
The healing process of this kind of injuries is not constant. One week is very positive, the following can be two steps back. So I never know when it´s the best timing to post an update.
So i try to give you a summary update of the last months:
Franz was transported from Mexico to Austria in mid of may to a special clinic for brain injuries. This complicated transport by special medical airplanes was organised by his father because the foreign insurance of Franz was not willing to pay or organise. But it was very important to bring him as fast as possible to a special clinic in Austria.
At this time Franz was still in coma. After the first 3 weeks in Austria he was starting to wake up step by step. He also had several surgerys.
After round about 2 months at the intensive care station of the special clinic in Austria, he was stable enough to start his rehab in another clinic in Germany.
How long this rehab is going to take is uncertain. A brain injury is not like a broken bone which is healt after 8 weeks. Franz injury takes a lot time to heal. He is a warrior and doing his very best at the rehab.
Since Franz is back in Europe his family and his closest friends are by his side. He is never alone.
Please understand that it´s really hard to post regular updates. Every week and days can be totally different. So it´s really hard to find the right time to post an update.
THANK YOU so much for your support during the last months!!!
Franzi is in stable state after his emergency surgery on May 3rd.
He is still in a coma but the pressure in his brain is normal and the doctors are happy with the outcome.
Franzi is so strong that the doctors have decided to reduce the sedation to wake him up step by step.
I also got a wonderful message that he has reacted to all our voices and even squeezed the hand of his father and brother back.
Even though this is just a small step of a long journey - we are overpowered with happiness.
Again, WE want to THANK YOU all for the overwhelming support from you! This not only helps Franz but also all of us to see this through! THANK YOU!
I just got an update from his brother Mike, who is together with his father on site, that the operation went well and that the doctors are satisfied with the results. Franz has the best doctors available that are doing an amazing job and everything they can to help him.
He is still in an artificial coma and will be under close surveillance. Franz will probably spend more weeks in the hospital in Puerto Vallarta.
WE ( his family & close friends) are overpowered by your outstanding support. The positive feedback, sharing and donating has helped so much that we are speechless. We believe that all the positive vibes have helped him and give him the strength to keep fighting.
Hard to believe....sorry...Austria has socalized medicine and as Franz went to Mexico he surely needed to proof having medical coverage for the time of his stay. So any cost of his treatment IS covered...even being airlifted home once stable...so quite honestly...it is beyond me.. Why you are asking for donations!
Thanks for the update , i wish him and his family the best .
Thank you for the update. Is he out of the coma now?
Stays strong franz
Unfortunately I can't donate, because I don't have a creditcard..
franz you get it dude !!!
Very good news! Stay strong , good vibes!
Yesssss, good News - step by step - you got it !!! We are all here - you have time - good vibes Bine & Roman
So happy for him and his family. He s on the good way... step by step. I m just back from the same situation. keep on fighting !
Thanks for the update, sounds great! Really good news! Keep on fighting, you gonna make it!
Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done. Now, if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth. ― Rocky Balboa
Keep the car running! Du schaffst das, stay strong!
Ganz viel Kraft und gute Energie senden wir Dir. Sind in Gedanken bei Dir!!! Bleib stark!
Fuerza Franz! para que el proximo año triunfes en la pista!
Dios contigo ✨✨bendiciones
Franz deseo una rápida recuperacion. Dios está contigo. Mis oraciones para ti. Fuerza Franz.! God bless.
Lieber Petzi! Halte durch! Du schaffst das! Wir wünschen dir und auch deiner Familie ganz viel Kraft! ❤ Jules + Family