Lindsey Runkel’s Rehab & Recovery Go Fund Me Page.
Gutted for homegirl. Lindsey fractured her T-5 and T-6 vertebrae riding last week and currently has no feeling past her stomach. I hope she will be able to make a full recovery and judging by her instagram, she is more than positive and motivated to get back to riding bikes:
‘I can’t believe the amount of love and support I have received in the past 24 hours. To my friends, family, fellow MTBers, and strangers— you are all the reason I wake up smiling every day. You are the reason I go into physical therapy ready to kill it. You are the reason my doctors tell me they’re impressed with my improvement. You are the reason I will one day be back on my bike. It’s amazing how strong the MTB community is and it’s times like these that make me so happy I am a part of it. Always remember to keep smiling even when things are rough. Sadness will not change things, determination will. Plus, everyone looks better with a smile on’
It’s pretty crazy what humans can accomplish with a positive attitude and a lot of help from doctors and physiotherapy. John Cardiel’s story is very inspiring, I suggest watching his Epicly Later’d