If you are the victim of an accident, natural disaster or medical emergency, Scooter-Relief.org may be able to help.
Our mission is to provide support to members of the scooter community.
Josh Rogers from Scoot! was involved in a serious accident over the weekend. We are collecting money for him and will post additional details soon.
A vintage collector and longtime VW guy, Rob acquired a fenderlight Vespa and a race-tuned Allstate and in March of 2011 he joined Peak Scooter Club in Colorado Springs, CO. Just 3 months later he found himself bedridden for 3 weeks, with a horrible migraine. After losing 30 lbs in that same time frame, and 2 trips to urgent care, resulting in misdiagnosis, he made a trip to the ER, where he was taken right in for an MRI. After brain surgery, Rob was diagnosed with IV glioblastoma multiforme, brain cancer.
Scooterist Adryan Veith passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2011. A member of ACE Scooter club, Adryan was often seen scooting around Denver. He had an adventurous spirit and enjoyed life to the fullest, traveling to different cities to attend rallies, making friends everywhere he went. We have set up this fund to help his family with overwhelming funeral and burial expenses due to his tragic and untimely death. Adryan will be missed and remembered most for the joy he gave us all.
Ben Jahrsdoerfer is the co-owner of MODified Printing in Portland Oregon. Modified has been a generous sponsor of many rallies around the country. I had the pleasure of working with Ben and Modified on swag for the Gotham Rally 3 Rally in New York City. Well Ben was involved in an accident in December and landed in the hospital with a broken collarbone. That's not all he got thought, upon discharge from the hospital he was handed a bill for over $10,000! We're helping Ben pay off that bill with an initial $500 grant, and hope that folks will be able to pitch in and make a donation. Every bit counts. If everyone who has a shirt printed by MODified, or who attended a rally sponsored by MODified in the past gives a few bucks, we'll have that bill paid in no time!
Matt Wilkes is an AmeriCorp Vista Volunteer in Fresno California. Back in December Matt fell on his scooter injuring his shoulder and incurring some medical bills. His scooter was then subsequently stolen, and then recovered, though needed repairs. Vista Volunteers are not the highest paid in our society, so his misfortune put him at a disadvantage without transportation for work, with an injury hindering his ability to work, and such. Scooter-Relief.org gave Matt a grant to help him get his scooter repaired, and he has now picked it up, but he could use a little more help. Please consider making a donation.
Tim Paxton, SLC scooterist, was hit and run over by a motorist in late October. He sustained serious injuries including many broken bones (pelvis, knees, legs, etc...). He has a long road of recovery ahead of him, and could use all of the help that the community can provide.
On October 10th, Michael Cowen Nissen of the St. Louis Scooter Forum was involved in an accident with a car pulling out and turning in front of him. As a result of the accident Michael is laid up with two broken Femurs and broken bones in his hand. Not surprisingly Michael can't attend to either of his jobs until he heals. Please consider helping Michael out with a donation.
In May, Terri Myers of Houston Texas was struck by a hit-and-run driver. Her scooter was totalled and she sustained numerous injuries, though thankfully no broken bones, and nothing life threatening. While she was taken to the hospital and treated there, she did not have to stay long, though as we all know, any visit to the hospital is costly.
Terri is associated with the Houston Scooter Battalion.
A new site was set up for Mike Formato (in Florida) who was struck by a car in April. You can make donations directly to the family at MikeFormato.info. From the updates on the website, it sounds like his condition is improving. Please check that site for the latest.