Ryan Gardiner suffered a serious and potentially life-changing injury racing at the MX Nationals event at Landrake in Cornwall recently. The 26-year-old Essex racer suffered a spinal injury and faces an uncertain future with many challenges.
Having undergone one lengthy operation Ryan faces more surgery before he can properly assess what the future holds for him.
In the meantime Ryan’s family and friends have been supporting him. Ryan and his family have been blown away by the support expressed by the motocross community, from the initial race accident to his current situation.
Ryan was treated at hospital in Plymouth before being transferred to the Royal London Hospital, a specialist spinal injury hospital closer to his home.
Ryan and his older brother Elliot raced from an early age in schoolboy events and Ryan recently returned to racing. Elliot said: “Ryan would like to thank family and friends for their support since his accident.
“He would also like to thank the motocross community for the messages of support. He was so excited for this year and competing in the MX Nationals, motocross was everything and he was so fit.”
If you would like to support Ryan and help him on his journey he now has a fundraising page set up by Road 2 Recovery (UK). Road 2 Recovery will be supporting Ryan on his journey with fundraising activities, access to specialist equipment and advice on what the future holds.
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