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June 24, 2007 at 10:08 pm #26920
I saw the video of what happened Friday at Md, and it was something that is almost incomprehensible to think about.
Stephen isn’t from NJ, but one of our bruthas could use all the good thoughts you can come up with right now.June 25, 2007 at 8:01 pm #470414130forlifeMember
where did you see the video ?????June 25, 2007 at 9:30 pm #47043
you tubeJune 25, 2007 at 10:36 pm #47049rodneyMember
cant tell much from the vid looks like any other fallJune 25, 2007 at 10:43 pm #47050
he lands like he goes through the air. upside down.June 26, 2007 at 1:51 am #47072adamguildMember
Dude..This is such a bummer…Brett can you put up a direct link to that FATBMX fund posting?June 26, 2007 at 3:58 am #47083loudogg666Member
man that sucks so much.June 26, 2007 at 8:36 am #47092
yes, when I get home tonight.June 26, 2007 at 8:42 am #47093
Stephen Murray is a BMX Athlete that could use help from the BMX community. Stephen is a professional dirt jumper that is well known for his amazing tricks like double back flips, 360 back flips, turndown back flips and so much more. Stephen Murray came to the United States from New Castle Great Britain over 10 years ago with a dream of riding with the best athletes in the sport. He came over here originally as a BMX racer but quickly took to Dirt Jumping and Freestyle in the scene of Huntington Beach and Sheep Hills.
2001 and 2002 marked the biggest year for Stephen Murray of his career. He won the Gold Medal in Dirt Jumping at X Games and back to back wins at the Gravity Games, the two biggest contests at the time.
Stephen is quoted on his own riding style, ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œI go 110%, go big and send it!ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â (EXPN.com)
On Friday June 22nd at the AST Dew Tour BMX Dirt Finals in Baltimore, MD, Stephen Murray took a horrific fall on the final set of the dirt section while sending a double back flip. Stephen has received career ending injuries to his spinal cord and vertebrae.
Unlike the NFL or other major professional sports which have unions that provide funds to athletes who are injured, BMX has nothing like this. BMX however is much more like a family than any other sport. Now is the time we need to reach out and support one of our family members like never before.
The injuries that Stephen sustained are no doubt going to affect him for a life time. Medical bills alone can reach astronomical dollar amounts. As a BMX community we have the power to help him. Stephen is a young 27 years old and is the financial provider for a wife and two young children.
This message has the potential to reach millions. Even if you are only able to donate $1 if we did it all together we can accomplish a great deal. This is for real, this is an opportunity to help out one of the most loved riders in our sport. Please find it in your hearts to contribute any dollar amount that you can, and say a prayer for Stephen Murray and his family in this difficult time.
Here are three ways you can contribute:
Email StephenMurrayFund@hotmail.com with the dollar amount you would like to contribute. You will then receive an email back with the invoice that leads you directly to a Pay Pal Secure account where you can pay by credit card or bank account number.
Mail a check payable to Stephen Murray Family Fund: 92 Corporate Park Ste. C #171 Irvine, CA 92606
Make a bank deposit or wire funds directly to: Stephen Murray Family Fund Bank of America 4500 Barranca Parkway Irvine, CA 92614 Routing # 121000358 Account # 1015867459
If you are a minor get your parents permission first.
Donate today, donÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t hesitate.June 26, 2007 at 2:47 pm #47111loudogg666Member
i will definitey donate some type of money for the guy.June 28, 2007 at 11:23 pm #472194130forlifeMember
The only thing to listen to is this blog/update. He has sustained a life altering injury and we have come to terms with the fact that he may never walk again. The most we could ever hope for at this moment is for some use of his upper body and the ability to breath on his own in the future.
Yesterday was quite a big day for everyone. The general surgeon arrived to discuss his tracheostomy operation which should hopefully be a temporary measure rather than a permanent fixture (amazing). This procesure takes the respirator out of his mouth and into his throat relieving pressure off his voicebox. They will also take out the feed tube from his mouth and insert this into his stomach. This leaves his mouth free and should be a lot more comfortable for him. It should also enable him to mouth words over the coming weeks, something which has been really frustrating for him. They hope to do this today.
Today, they also plan to operate to put a filter into his vena cava vein to prevent the build up of blood clots along with an MRI to check on the status of his neck.
Quote of the day came from the director of the neurotrauma team.
“he’s not going to end up like christopher reeve”
This, as you can imagine, was a massive boost for everyone. There are plenty of rumours still flying round that he’ll be riding by xmas, he’s gonna be able to walk etc. etc.
He did also manage to tell my mam “happy birthday” for today!
Last night his friends from england, scott edgworth and marco delisola flew in which put a smile on his face.
The comments on ths site (and others) and emails we have received are so comforting to us, and they will be even more comforting to stephen over the coming weeks when we are able to read them out to him.
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