Help Put Dennis Back on a Bike

$7,157 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 43 people in 28 days
Dear Friends of Dennis,

We are reaching out to you on GoFundMe to provide the necessary funds to help Dennis purchase a special bike to enable him to ride again.

In July of 2018 Dennis started feeling weakness when riding his bike.   Since that time, he has been hospitalized twice for a total of 75 days with two different hospitals.   At the end of November, he had surgery on his brain and has nerve damage and loss of strength in his legs.  While there has been improvement, he still lacks leg strength and function so is unable to ride his conventional road bike.  Everyone that know Dennis knows of his passion for cycling.

So many have asked how they can help, and we think we have found a way.  Dennis went to the adaptive cycling center of BORP in Berkeley and have found the wheels that will enable him to get back into the saddle and do the sport that he loves while continuing his rehabilitation.

Dennis has had such a positive attitude while going through this life altering set back and with Kathy by his side, he has been fighting hard to regain what has been lost. 

The goal has been set for $4000 and anything over will contribute to his recovery and physical therapy needs.  The hope is to raise the amount needed within the first couple weeks of June so the order can be placed soon so there will be plenty of summer months to enjoy the ride.

This effort is being started by his friends with Mary Elemen managing the GoFundMe account with 100% of all monies raised going directly to Dennis except for the 3% charged by GoFundMe.  Donations can be made directly to Mary to be added to the funds raised if you would like to donate in that manner. 

Thank you in advance!  We appreciate anything you can do to help make this fundraiser a success!!

Mary Elemen 925-759-6555
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Thank you everyone! The show of support for Dennis is overwhelming!
Any amount raised over the goal will give Dennis more options to the type of bike he can choose or go towards his physical therapy monthly charges.
Thank you all so much!
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Sorry I had the fee noted wrong, GoFundMe will ask at the time of the donation for additional to support GoFundMe and you can elect not to add extra. There is nothing taken from the final amount collected.
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While this is can’t be a actual surprise since it is on Facebook and there is a chance for Dennis to see it, he is unaware that it is being set up. Would be lovely if I turned out as a surprise! ❤️❤️
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