Help Campbell Rivers Sail Again

$87,036 of $200,000 goal

Raised by 307 people in 38 months
Jeff Thorpe
on behalf of Joseph Penrod

On Sunday evening, September 27, 2015, after the J/70 North American Championship in San Diego, a San Francisco area sailor, Campell Rivers, was in a Point Loma bar parking lot and was run over by a drunk driver. The driver was in a borrowed 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Campbell's injuries that he sustained was a left knee injury and 5 breaks to his pelvis bone. He is still in the hospital in San Diego recovering from 2 surgeries.

While Campbell is not the type that relies on help from others, he does not have medical insurance so rehab and recovery costs are going to be extreme. 

At the moment, doctors are estimating that he will be in a wheel chair for 4 months, then a walker. It looks like it will be at least a year before we can see him on the race course with us again.

Campbell works as a pro sailor and also works on boats so his ablility to earn a living has been taken away by a drunk driver.

With myself being his teammate at the regatta and being with him at the time of the accicdent, I have received an overwhelming amount of inquires of how people can help. As of right now the best support is financial as we need to transport him back home to San Francisco and help him get set up with a support system to help him  to a full recovery. We hope he will recover quickly and get him back on the water living his dream.

Thank you,

Jeff Thorpe & Jennafer Anderson

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And he's up!

Just standing right now but it's progress and sooner than anticipated.

Happy Holidays!

Jeff and Jennafer
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Happy holidays!

We hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season.

Campbell has been back in the bay area for a month. He's been going to PT twice a week and lifting weights at home everyday to keep his upper body strong.

On January 8th, the goal is for him to move to a walker. They doctors say he still we be spending time in the wheelchair but will be using the walker too.

Thank you everyone for your support. All of you have made this tragic accident much easier for Campbell and his healing process. He continues to be humbled and thankful.


Jeff Thorpe and Jennafer Anderson
Campbell's decorating project. Thanks C!
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Campbell is on his way home!

The doctor has changed his recovery time from 9 months to six because of all the hard work Campbell is doing in PT.

Everyone's support can be contributed to Campbell's speedy recovery. Thank you!!!!!!


Jeff Thorpe & Jennafer Anderson
Hogan Beatie driving Campbell home.
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Happy belated Halloween.

Campbell is continuing to make progress with his physical therapy. He is up to two sessions a day. The range of motion in his legs is a painful progress but he continues to push himself.

There is a possibility Campbell may make the trek back north in the next week. This is would be great because we all miss him.

If you try to make a donation in the next couple days, our campaign is in a transition and might not accept. Please try back again in a day if this happens.

Thank you everyone for your support. Please continue sending fast healing thoughts for our friend.

Jeff Thorpe & Jennafer Anderson
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$87,036 of $200,000 goal

Raised by 307 people in 38 months
Created October 2, 2015
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35 months ago
Scott Vincent
35 months ago

Way to go Cambell! Glad to see the progress.

35 months ago

Your Cal 20 friends in Portland wish you a speedy recovery.

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