I am starting this fundraising page and participating in the Blazingnewtrails 5K to support local trail builder, Jim Harvey, who sustained injuries that resulted in spinal cord injury. I"ve used these trails primarily for mountain biking, and I know many of you have to. Please support Jim and his family get medical treatment during this horrible tragedy. READ MORE ABOUT JIM...
Please read Jim’s story of resilience here:
A true athlete, outdoorsman, and lover of all things New England, Jim Harvey is one of a kind, always with a smile on his face, positive attitude, and willingness to lend a helping hand. Jim’s greatest joy has been spending time with his family, sharing his passion for outdoor sports and adventure, and coaching youth athletics. For years Jim has been heavily invested in his community, actively chairing and spending time as board member for several local organizations, always willing to give back to those around him.
As an avid mountain biker and athlete, Jim spent many mornings on the trails before work, and in late summer 2021 Jim sustained a severe spinal cord injury at C6/7. That morning a typical New England family changed forever. With the immense support of friends, family, and the surrounding community, Jim, his wife Alicia, and their two children are planning to remain in their current home. The Harveys have deep ties in Windham, NH and they will continue to make adaptive changes to minimize the impact to their family.
Jim’s most critical needs moving forward include the day-to-day resources necessary to improve his health, strength, and independence. According to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, the cost for the Harveys of the first year of treatment is estimated to be $769,351 and each subsequent year is estimated to be $113,423. Our goal is to help alleviate the financial hardship of Jim’s injury which includes the cost of caregivers, strength and rehabilitation programs, mobility assistance devices, and adaptive equipment. While these costs are staggering, they are crucial to improve the overall health and wellness of the entire Harvey family. Even with this life-changing injury, Jim continues to look for the positives and approaches his rehabilitation with true grit, courage, and resilience.
Join us in supporting Jim, Alicia, and the Harvey family by attending the Blazing New Trails 5K and Family Fun Event on April 16, 2022, at Windham High School. If you are unable to attend, please consider sponsoring a runner or contributing here:
Donate to help Tina raise money for Blazing New Trails 5k’s fundraising campaign.
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