RB laid up and off work Fund

$63,375 of $55,000 goal

Raised by 318 people in 35 months
Todd Snyder
on behalf of Richard Stiewing
 MANSFIELD, OH
For those that don't know me, my name is Todd Snyder and I am a friend of RB Stiewing.
Last week (Nov. 12th) RB was seriously injured while testing at Road Atlanta.  Through no fault of his own, he ended up straight off at Turn One.  With virtually no speed reduction, he hit the tire wall at over a 100 mph.  With that kind of speed he made it through the tire wall and moved two, concrete barriers.
He has suffered injury to his left knee and back, with his back taking most of the hit .  He has several compression fractures in his lower back.  He has to wear a back brace for the next 8 weeks before he can start the rehabilitation process.  The doctors have told him he can not bend forward during these first 8 weeks (so that his back heals as best as possible) so he is not allowed to work or do any physical activity.
RB, like many of us, is self employed which means he will have a significant loss of wages over the next 4-5 months if not possibly longer.  RB has given his entire life to the motorsports industry and has  helped thousands of people learn and enjoy the art of auto racing.
The motorsports community is one of the best communities that I have ever seen and I am asking that everyone that has known or been touched or influenced by RB to donate to this cause to help him through this difficult time both emotionally and financially.
The money raised will be used to help RB and his family get through the next 4-6 months while RB cannot work and also assist in any medical expenses that are not covered.
With Thanksgiving and the holidays right around the corner, I am thankful that my good friend will not be permanently injured after all of this.
It would be a great holiday present if we could hit our goal before Christmas so that RB and his family can feel secure in knowing that things will be alright and that we all care about them.

Thank you,
Todd Snyder
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Hello everyone. I wanted to post an update to let everyone know how RB is doing and to say thanks one more time!

RB is home resting and doing what the doctors have ordered. Some days are better than others, but with the power of pain meds, he is getting through it!
It is all about time now, as he has to stay immobile as much as possible. He can sit, stand and walk around as long as he has the back brace on (looks like full on man spanks with metal rods running vertically in the front and back) to keep him from bending forward too much.
This week they will get an MRI scheduled to make sure there is no ligament or tissue damage in his back.

This Go Fund Me has taken a tremendous burden off of his shoulders, one he didn't realize he had until it was lifted. His entire family is so appreciative of what everyone has done for them. His family has read him every response that has been posted and I know those posts have done a lot to lift his spirits and to help him heal emotionally.

So for now, he is battling the boredom as much as the pain, so I encourage you to reach out and give him a shout! Todd
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I am blown away by the speed and reach that this fund for RB has taken off. Absolutely amazing. All I can say is Thank You! Thank You to everyone for your support and helping to spread the word to others! I knew that the motorsports community would do the right thing, but I thought it would take 30 days, not 30 hours to reach the goal! Truly incredible. I can't speak for RB, but I think I know how relieved he will feel knowing that he can provide for his family in the months to come and the warmth that all of us have gave him by doing this. Again, all I can say is thank you. Several people have reached out to me that would like to contribute but haven't had the opportunity to do so yet. We will leave the fund active for now so that all those that want to contribute can. Godspeed to RB and to everyone that this Fund has touched! Todd
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Karen Perkins
34 months ago

What an inspiring community. We featured your efforts in an article last week, and wish you all the very best. I hope the extra exposure helped in some way to inspire others. Enjoy. https://patchofland.com/blog/?p=7491

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$63,375 of $55,000 goal

Raised by 318 people in 35 months
Created November 21, 2015
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Kay Blass
32 months ago

RB and Candi, Just heard about this - so sorry you're having to go through the pain and frustration. Aside from everything else, being inactive must be so hard for you! You've got the right partner to get you through, though. Prayers for you both.

AV
$100
Art Verbin
32 months ago

Sending lots of well wishes, positive thoughts and healing energy. - Art and Cinda Verbin

GB
$100
Gerardo Bonilla
33 months ago
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Get well soon RB! From Gerardo and Family.

AM
$50
Alex Matini
33 months ago
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RB - I have nothing but fond memories of you and your friendly demeanor. I am very sorry you're going through this pain but be strong and come out of it stronger than ever.

MD
$250
Mac And Mike DonMoyer
33 months ago

RB, Mac and I are praying for a full and speedy recovery.

Karen Perkins
34 months ago

What an inspiring community. We featured your efforts in an article last week, and wish you all the very best. I hope the extra exposure helped in some way to inspire others. Enjoy. https://patchofland.com/blog/?p=7491

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