Encinitas, CA – Two-time Snowmobile Freestyle gold medalist Colten Moore was injured during the performance of the double backflip on a snowmobile at Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado. Colten suffered a dislocated T-12 vertebra, which in turn, bruised his spinal cord. Just after the crash, he was flown to Denver from Aspen and underwent surgery to repair the dislocation. Thankfully, Colten has already been up and walking with the help of his care team. However, due to the injuries suffered, there are some complications and he’ll need to go to a rehabilitation center specializing in spinal cord injuries.
Unfortunately, the costs involved with such a rehabilitation center (the worlds best) are extremely high and insurance will not agree to send him to the private facility. Colten has a great team of rehab specialists waiting for him in back in his hometown in Texas. But before he can go back home, he will need to be admitted into one of the world's best inpatient rehabilitation centers to insure the best possible outcome.
All funding raised will go to help cover the enormous, per day cost of the Spinal Cord Rehab, added physical therapy, travels home, and any medical bills that insurance won’t cover. 100% of your donations will go towards Colten’s un-covered medical costs and any left over funds would be directed back towards Road2Recovery to help others in need. Your donation matters.
Colten remains very positive as well as thankful that he can walk. However, serious complications surrounding the injury are necessary to address and the rehabilitation team is ready to welcome Colten. If Colten or the “Catching The Sky” story has moved you in any way, please consider donating to #HelpColtenRecover. You can donate to his Road 2 Recovery fund here or go to his donation page at https://road2recovery.com/cause-view/colten-moore/.
About Road 2 Recovery: The Road 2 Recovery Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that was founded in 2000, and is dedicated to helping AMA licensed Professional Motocross/Supercross riders and Action Sports Athletes with financial assistance if they sustain career-ending injuries as well as providing motivational, emotional, and spiritual support to these individuals and their families. To make a donation click here. For more information on Road 2 Recovery and upcoming events visit www.road2recovery.com or contact Lori Amstutz at 619-339-5671.
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