Encinitas, CA – Pro motocross racer Jessy Nelson suffered a horrific crash earlier this summer while contesting the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at Unadilla, fracturing his T4 and T5 vertebra. Thankfully, he is back home in California where he is working with spinal cord injury specialists, Strides. Unfortunately, Jessy’s insurance does not cover the rehabilitation program at the renowned spinal cord injury center. With his current program of 26 hours a month, the bills are adding to a staggering amount.
Like anyone who has had the pleasure of working with Jessy, GoPro Inc. wanted to help Jessy receive the best care possible during his recovery process at Strides, and was compelled to reach out and assist. Every little bit helps, and GoPro has donated $10,000 toward Jessy’s recovery process.
Aware that Road 2 Recovery has been a driving force behind the support of Jessy, GoPro reached out to the foundation to pledge its donation. With this substantial donation, Jessy will have almost four months of therapy covered.
“Jessy is an amazing athlete who sets a great example both on and off the track. He has been an outstanding ambassador for motocross and a fantastic representation of a young professional athlete. GoPro has been very fortunate to work with Jessy over the years, and we wanted to do what we could to help. Strides offers an amazing program, and we look forward to watching Jessy progress and continue to live a big life,” said Todd Ballard, VP of Sports Entertainment Marketing at GoPro.
This is huge for Jessy’s cause with Road 2 Recovery. While they are currently raising funds for Jessy’s cause a multitude of ways, his medical, at home equipment needs and home retrofitting bills are mounting.
Road 2 Recovery cannot thank GoPro enough for stepping up and helping out.
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