Charlie Cunningham Medical Fund

Stylus

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Just wanted to bring this to everyones attention. I hope this is ok to post here.

Charlie Cunningham is one of the founders of the modern mountain bike - a founder of Wilderness Trail bikes, a tinkerer, a mechanical genius, a super nice guy and great cyclist.

He needs our help.

In early August, 2015, Charlie Cunningham, bicycle builder, inventor and all around amazing person, fell off his bike and sustained several serious injuries.

Charlie suffered broken bones, bruises, and trauma to his head. Unfortunately, the head injury manifested into a subdural hematoma, a life threatening condition that resulted in emergency brain surgery.

Currently, Charlie is in the hospital, recovering. The road to complete recovery is going to be long and involve many specialists to help him get back to his former self. Your donations will help to offset the costs of his rehabilitation and the retrofitting of his home. Thank you for your generosity.

https://www.gofundme.com/w85tn3dg
 

Stylus

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pretty amazing to see so many people making a contribution, the bicycle communcity really takes care of its own, thank you all!

for the record, i'm not part of the fundraiser, i just happened to have talked to Charlie and Jacquie a few times by e-mail and from personal experience can say they're very nice and humble people on all accounts - this is just a very tragic situation.

If you want to know more about Charlie there are a few articles and blogposts to check out, and by all means if you can make a contribution, big or small, please do! thank you.

http://www.blackmtncycles.com/2015/10/c ... -help.html

http://www.mountainflyermagazine.com/vi ... -fund.html

http://www.bicycling.com/culture/people ... -your-help
 

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..halfway there! https://www.gofundme.com/w85tn3dg. As of yesterday half the target has been reached, amazing! Lets keep it going.

Since the start of the fundrasier a couple of updates have been placed on the page, looks like there is some (small) progress on his condition, which is great to hear.
 

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Update 153

Posted by Jacquie Phelan 2 hours ago

Today Charlie announced he was going to attempt walking all the way to town! This requires a carefully printed (by him) set of directions, street by street by street...



https://www.gofundme.com/w85tn3dg#
 

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I chipped in when i first heard. Great to see his fund get so close now. Many of us are getting to ‘that age’ when the ol bod is starting to malfunction a bit or a lot in my case. Its just nice to see some light at the end of the tunnel for a biking hero. Hope he makes a full recovery.
 
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