With thanks to Rachel for her words, her support and willingness to recall the details of her accident and share her experience.
“My accident occured on August 25th, 2011. The bike I was a passenger on got hit by a deer. It resulted in me having minor road rash on my elbow, a blood clot in my chest that was millimeters away from affecting my lungs and 2 broken bones in my ankle which resulted in a compound fracture (bone protruding through my ankle), which they fixed with surgery and placed metal plate and screws to stabilize it.
I spent 5 days in the hospital before being sent home to recover. My injuries left me in a cast for several weeks and non weight bearing for 10 weeks. Even after that recovery was slow going to having weight being reintroduced to my leg, through physiotherapy and kinesiology.
I applied to Bikers Down Society and they were more than happy to help me out in my time of need until I was able to return to work.
I couldn’t be more grateful to the men and women who run this program to help injured bikers, and my gratitude also goes out to the biker community of Nova Scotia that donate their time to help fundraise for this cause. It meant the world to me to receive such help and kindness in such a trying time for me.
I am also grateful that Bikers Down is available for others to be able to benefit from their kindness and support. It makes me proud to be part of such a great community of brothers and sisters.
Thank you for everything! I will never forget ~Rachel”