This week brought the news that Cornish mountain biker and yoga instructor Casey Gemma suffered a severe injury whilst riding her bike. The crash, we’re told, resulted in “a life-changing spinal injury” and Casey is now receiving care for her injuries.
Following the crash, Casey’s friends and family have setup a GoFundMe page to help to raise £50,000 to contribute to the costs of her rehabilitation.
According to the GoFundMe, “Casey fell off her mountain bike whilst riding with her partner and friends, fracturing her spine and requiring a lengthy 6 hour emergency surgery once she had been airlifted to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.”
It goes on to say that “After waking up from her surgery, Casey and her family were given the terrifying news that she was unlikely to ever walk again as the damage to her spinal nerves had been so devastating” and that “Once she has recovered from surgery and is medically stable enough, Casey will be transferred to the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre in Salisbury where she will receive 3-6 months of rehabilitation before she is able to return home”.
The money raised by the GoFundMe campaign will help to provide Casey and her family with support as she proceeds through her recovery and returns home. That will include helping with Casey’s lost revenue, supporting her family with the 150mile trip to hospital and making adjustments to her home once she leaves hospital.
Everyone at Wideopen would like to wish Casey, her boyfriend and previous Wideopen team rider Jay and their families all the best.