Mike Jones Family Relief Fund

$17,346 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 189 people in 16 months
Jason Sims
on behalf of Michael Jones
 TRAFFORD, PA

Hi everyone, my name is Jason Sims, close friend of the Jones family and I'm humbly here to ask for your help.

Our beloved friend, brother, father, husband and Motocross legend Mike Jones was involved in a freak motorcycle accident (not in competition) not far from his home in Western Pennsylvania and was air lifted to a Pittsburgh hospital, sufferung catastrophic injuries this past Sunday. He has undergone several surgeries to repair detached ligaments in his back and pelvis, a broken pelvis / hip, a separated shoulder and head trauma. His recovery will be lengthy, arduous, painful, and costly. Mike will be unable to work his day job and unable to provide for his family as he has always so selflessly done. So we need your help!

A lot of people know Mike Jones as "Mad" Mike Jones from his Freestyle MX and Motocross career. Mike has been retired for a couple yrs. but is still involved heavily in the sport. Always wanting to give back to the sport he loves, Mike teaches youth MX classes, expresses his faith in God by becoming an integral part of the Riders Of The Risen Motorcycle Ministry, making appearances wherever and whenever his schedule allows him to, just to name a few.

Being a pioneer of the sport of Freestyle Motocross, he made a good living, but in the early days, the pay was not as it is now. Winning 3 X Games medals, World SX titles, and factory MX racing was a great career and Mike made a good living. Unfortunately, other serious injuries from riding his dirt bike & a lengthy recession hasn't left Mike with the choice to completely retire. He has a career in Heavy Construction which he loves but will no longer be able to do for the foreseeable future due to this unfortunate accident.

Mad Mike has given so much to all of us in the industry, the sport of MX and most importantly our lives. As a father to his beautiful daughter Brittany, his lovely wife Christine, and all he has come into contact over the years, Mike has always been the guy to give freely with no expectations in return. He deserves some help now that he needs it most... so please help the Jones family through this grueling injury and lengthy recovery by giving whatever you feel is in your heart to give. Prayers are always the most important. Thank you & God Speed!

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Post surgery: Declan, was elated to see his Uncle Mike home from the hospital after his last surgery...Mike seemed to be pretty stoked too ; ) "But groundless hope, like unconditional love, is the only kind worth having." ~John Perry Barlow
Mike & his little buddy Declan
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Hey everyone, Simy here again...

I'm happy to report some much better news; As many of you know, Mike needed a hip replacement after an unfortunate failed attempt to save his. The surgery has gone well! And the family as well as you all I'm sure, are relieved and optimistic on recovery. After surgery, Mike required a couple blood transfusions due to loss of blood from surgery, but God has blessed Mike & the entire medical team and things are looking good for the foreseeable future!

So thank you guys so much from the bottom of my heart and the hearts of Mike and his family & friends, for all the prayers, well wishes, physical and monetary assistance. You guys are Superstars...Mike feels truly humbled and grateful and has expressed this sentiment to me every day.

Lastly, Mike is still not healed. His therapy, so far, has its ups and downs as expected and will take some time. We as friends need to remain in prayer for Mike & his family, especially Chris, as she has to deal with Mike wanting to run before he can walk, haha! But seriously, she has done the most, endured the most and remains diligent in taking care of her husband. So from the Mad one himself, "Thank you, thank you, thank you..."

Stay tuned for a couple more updates, as we are planning a fun event with Mike, and it's one that everyone will be invited to attend.

Much love - Simy
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Just talked to the doctor ... unfortunately they did everything to save his hip and it was not getting the blood supply needed to heal properly. They are going to stitch him up with a temporary support but he will have to do yet another surgery to replace the hip. He is at risk of infection if they continue due to the length of time he was in surgery today.

Really am feeling sad and disappointed but hold on to "All things work together for good to those who love the Lord".

Thank you all for the kind thoughtful replies and your prayers
Xoxo
Chris
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HI.

I wanted to update all of Mikes friends on his condition. He is having a third surgery today. He has been having continual pain and his hip has shifted a bit and some of the supporting screws have become exposed. Today's surgery is investigational and my consist of removing a few screws tot a total hip replacement.


We are praying for the first senecio

I will Keep you updated

Xoxo
Chria
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Michael James
16 months ago

Oh my gosh. I was hoping it wasn't OUR Mike Jones... I was a top journalist when Mad Mike was a top racer. He always gave his all on and off the track. If you look back far enough into the Cycle News archives for the National Arenacross series, there is a rave report at Baltimore Inner Harbor arena where Mike won a Main event and the Freestyle Show. Reigning National Champion Darcy Lange had the second longest autograph line. Mike Jones had THE longest. If you know anything about journalism and writing for Cycle News you know you're duties can get long and drawn even out after the races are over. I headed to the pits to get my interviews and rider comments for the race report. The line behind Mad Mike was impossibly long. After over an hour I went back inside for a last look at the track itself and Mike was STILL THERE signing autographs for the adoring kids. My writer's instinct took over and I wanted to see what this big name Pro racer was going to do, especially in light of then recent pro ball players snubbing fans because they didn't pay for a picture. I had to hold back tears as a visibly exhausted Mike Jones signed everything from hats to posters until the very last kid got his autographs from his hero. I WROTE that into the Cycle News report and they printed it AS IS. I hope people remember this incident the way I do. Mike's heart was even bigger than amazing abilities. God is watching over you Mike and as soon as I'm able I'll send some help. Hang in there

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Michael James
16 months ago

Oh my gosh. I was hoping it wasn't OUR Mike Brown... I was a top journalist when Mad Mike was a top racer. He always gave his all on and off the track. If you look back far enough into the Cycle News archives for the National Arenacross series, there is a rave report at Baltimore Inner Harbor arena where Mike won a Main event and the Freestyle Show. Reigning National Champion Darcy Lange had the second longest autograph line. Mike Jones had THE longest. If you know anything about journalism and writing for Cycle News you know you're duties can get long and drawn even out after the races are over. I headed to the pits to get my interviews and rider comments for the race report. The line behind Mad Mike was impossibly long. After over an hour I went back inside for a last look at the track itself and Mike was STILL THERE signing autographs for the adoring kids. My writer's instinct took over and I wanted to see what this big name Pro racer was going to do, especially in light of then recent pro ball players snubbing fans because they didn't pay for a picture. I had to hold back tears as a visibly exhausted Mike Jones signed everything from hats to posters until the very last kid got his autographs from his hero. I WROTE that into the Cycle News report and they printed it AS IS. I hope people remember this incident the way I do. Mike's heart was even bigger than amazing abilities. God is watching over you Mike and as soon as I'm able I'll send some help. Hang in there

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Karen Hartman
13 months ago

Prayers coming your way for you both.

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Chris Higgins
16 months ago

I'll never forget the time that Mike took a lot of time explaining technique to my son at Mini-O's when he was only 8 years of age and on a Cobra. Mike has an awesome way of relating to kids, has a great sense of work ethic and brings a lot of energy to the sport of motocross. Only a couple of weeks ago, I had to work and it was Mike that took my son to the starting line at High Point. He is a great man!!

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TJ Foley
16 months ago

Mad mike is a awesome dude I send my prayers

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The Lubas Family
12 months ago
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Mike, you continue to be an inspiration to my boy.. and we look forward to your recovery!

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Anonymous
12 months ago
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Breck Powers
13 months ago
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Mike, I hope you get better soon! My name is Breck Powers. We raced arenacross together when it was just getting started. My most memorable time with you was in Chicago where me, you, and Jeff Surrwall were going at it. There was a rhythm section with six jumps and you and I were the only two riders doing three at a time. Jeff could not do it, so we spanked him. They tried to alter the section on the second night, but you and I still figured out how to do it. That is a good memory. I also broke my femoral post in 2008. If was a tough injury, but I made it through it. I wish you the best, and I will keep you in my prayers.

MT
$25
Michael Tierney
13 months ago
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Get feeling better!! From a friend that hangs at Stable 19!!

CB
$111
Chris Browne
13 months ago
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Hang in there Mike, God loves you

Michael James
16 months ago

Oh my gosh. I was hoping it wasn't OUR Mike Jones... I was a top journalist when Mad Mike was a top racer. He always gave his all on and off the track. If you look back far enough into the Cycle News archives for the National Arenacross series, there is a rave report at Baltimore Inner Harbor arena where Mike won a Main event and the Freestyle Show. Reigning National Champion Darcy Lange had the second longest autograph line. Mike Jones had THE longest. If you know anything about journalism and writing for Cycle News you know you're duties can get long and drawn even out after the races are over. I headed to the pits to get my interviews and rider comments for the race report. The line behind Mad Mike was impossibly long. After over an hour I went back inside for a last look at the track itself and Mike was STILL THERE signing autographs for the adoring kids. My writer's instinct took over and I wanted to see what this big name Pro racer was going to do, especially in light of then recent pro ball players snubbing fans because they didn't pay for a picture. I had to hold back tears as a visibly exhausted Mike Jones signed everything from hats to posters until the very last kid got his autographs from his hero. I WROTE that into the Cycle News report and they printed it AS IS. I hope people remember this incident the way I do. Mike's heart was even bigger than amazing abilities. God is watching over you Mike and as soon as I'm able I'll send some help. Hang in there

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Michael James
16 months ago

Oh my gosh. I was hoping it wasn't OUR Mike Brown... I was a top journalist when Mad Mike was a top racer. He always gave his all on and off the track. If you look back far enough into the Cycle News archives for the National Arenacross series, there is a rave report at Baltimore Inner Harbor arena where Mike won a Main event and the Freestyle Show. Reigning National Champion Darcy Lange had the second longest autograph line. Mike Jones had THE longest. If you know anything about journalism and writing for Cycle News you know you're duties can get long and drawn even out after the races are over. I headed to the pits to get my interviews and rider comments for the race report. The line behind Mad Mike was impossibly long. After over an hour I went back inside for a last look at the track itself and Mike was STILL THERE signing autographs for the adoring kids. My writer's instinct took over and I wanted to see what this big name Pro racer was going to do, especially in light of then recent pro ball players snubbing fans because they didn't pay for a picture. I had to hold back tears as a visibly exhausted Mike Jones signed everything from hats to posters until the very last kid got his autographs from his hero. I WROTE that into the Cycle News report and they printed it AS IS. I hope people remember this incident the way I do. Mike's heart was even bigger than amazing abilities. God is watching over you Mike and as soon as I'm able I'll send some help. Hang in there

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Karen Hartman
13 months ago

Prayers coming your way for you both.

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Chris Higgins
16 months ago

I'll never forget the time that Mike took a lot of time explaining technique to my son at Mini-O's when he was only 8 years of age and on a Cobra. Mike has an awesome way of relating to kids, has a great sense of work ethic and brings a lot of energy to the sport of motocross. Only a couple of weeks ago, I had to work and it was Mike that took my son to the starting line at High Point. He is a great man!!

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TJ Foley
16 months ago

Mad mike is a awesome dude I send my prayers

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