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Old 01-08-2015, 07:59 PM   #1
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Rider Down - T.Low. (Tom Lowell)

Tom didn't crash but he did get knocked off his bike by a really nasty diagnosis - ALS (Lou Gerhig's disease). He had to sell his bike and his other toys to raise money to pay for things he will need in the very near future - a wheel chair, an elevator and lots of other modifications for the house. One of his friends set up a crowd funding site to help. He can't work anymore and has two small children to raise. If you want to help out or just leave some words of encouragement, anything will help. Here is the link:

http://www.gofundme.com/jpi7wc?fb_ac...b_d_m_i3%22%5D
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Old 01-08-2015, 08:03 PM   #2
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Old 01-08-2015, 08:11 PM   #3
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Old 01-08-2015, 10:59 PM   #4
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Old 01-09-2015, 06:54 AM   #5
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Old 01-09-2015, 09:00 AM   #6
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Old 01-09-2015, 10:26 AM   #7
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Damn, that is so sad. Donation on its way.
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Old 01-09-2015, 11:46 AM   #8
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Old 01-09-2015, 12:07 PM   #9
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Nice Wheelie!

Bummer diagnosis.

That's a hard pill to swallow. Looks like he has a loving family and lots of support. I wish him the best.
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Old 01-09-2015, 06:10 PM   #10
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Wow, Keith, thanks for the thread. You men are unbelievable. I know things are tight for everyone, and everybody's got some sort of adversity or another to deal with. So, to take money out of your family's budget to help out my family as well as the families who will benefit from the donated elevator lift after I'm gone is...leaves my speechless .

It's quite surreal being the recipient of something like this.

My hands were the first thing to go, so I couldn't turn wrenches or even cleanup my bikes to sell them. My brother in law ( a Walker Valley regular, A rider on the enduro circuit that some of you call J-Wow) did that for me.

I'm trying to get things squared away as much as possible for my wife to enter single parenthood: so my Father-in-law has benn busting his ass along with a steady rotation of friends to help replace rotted out decks on the house, new roof on the house, doing my "Pre-emptive estate sale" getting rid of bike parts, and all my junk so she doesn't have to after I'm gone.

A big part of me wants to tidy up the house and all the lose ends then take the van and run off into the sunset so as not to be a huge burden on everyone , but that would teach my daughters to be quitters, so I need to man up and stick it out.

Now I'm shopping for a power wheel chair , a voice machine, a bathroom and door openings remodel, wheel chair access mods to my existing 4x4 van, yada yada yada.

The generosity and goodness of humanity throughout this whole ordeal has been amazing. Thank you everyone.

My father in law ( in black) and good friend and 1962 and 1963 Ducati rider Jeff Roddick in Carharts. GS rider Tim Jensen and Ktm/DRZ rider B'Hammer Keith also helped out a helluva lot.







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Old 01-09-2015, 06:24 PM   #11
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Old 01-09-2015, 06:33 PM   #12
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Just a reminder, ride every chance you get. You just don't know how soon it can be taken from you.





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Old 01-09-2015, 06:44 PM   #13
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Our thoughts are with you and your family. I love your attitude. We should all be so loving, graceful and accepting of our gifts.

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Old 01-09-2015, 06:46 PM   #14
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What he said ^^^^

I am in awe of your attitude, and am glad to be able to help.
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Old 01-09-2015, 06:47 PM   #15
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Inmate Stromsurfer may be an inspiration to you. He is for many in the Northeast regionals.
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