Tuesday, August 05, 2008

More scooterists needs your help...

If you have received the recent issue, you have seen our article on Josh's accident and the immense financial hardship it has caused. Josh was so moved by the generosity of the scootering community that he wrote a piece on the importance of Scooter Relief.org.

Two new scooterists have joined the ranks of those who need help. Dan Hittenmark of the Rovers RC in Detroit was the victim of a hit and run accident. According to Scooter Relief:
He was taken up to St. Johns hospital over on Moross, with 7 broken ribs, his arm broken in 3 places, the wrist of his other hand broken, broken clavicle, and broken pelvis. He's already undergone a surgery or two to install metal rods in his arm to aid healing.

In spite of all of this, he's in good spirits ... clubmates have been making trips over to see him at the hospital and he's one gigantic bruise from the neck down.

[Dan is self employed] making custom engraved pieces to sell on eBay, which he can't do if he's completely disabled.

Portland scooterist Steve Sellers is a mechanic at P-Town Scooters and a heck of a fun guy. I first met him when he lived in my home town of Santa Cruz. Steve is experiencing some serious medial issues that are hard to address without insurance. Scooter Relief's entry for him says:

Our friend, Steve Sellers, went into the hospital on Saturday June 28, 2008 with congestive heart failure. While in the hospital he has suffered two strokes, one minor and one major. He was left paralyzed on his right side and unable to speak.
Although his situation is improving every day, his financial situation is only getting worse.

A couple of weeks ago, Josh told me he donated directly to Steve's fund, which says a lot since Josh is still recovering from his situation and isn't bringing in any money. I'll be sending in my contribution this week and encourage anyone who can spare some funds to help out these scooterists in their time of need.

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