Cause2Ride Foundation was founded in 2005 after Brady Jones (then 9
years-old) collapsed on the playground at school. It was later
discovered that Brady had suffered a massive stroke due to a blood clot
to the brain. Brady spent four weeks undergoing extensive
testing and painful rehabilitation before he was released to go
home. Brady will suffer from severe right side weakness and
permanent brain damage. This was an energetic child that loved
football, motocross, riding his bike and scooter. This wasn’t a freak
accident. Amazingly over 6,000 children a year suffer from
stroke. Almost 12% of them will die and 66% will have life long
disabilities. Most doctors confirm that you only have 2 to 4
hours to intervene with strokes. Unfortunately, it takes any
where from 12 to 24 hours to diagnose a stroke in a child. As
parents, this is unacceptable. This means that our children are
doomed from the start. The earlier a stroke is diagnosed, the
better the recovery outcome will be.
The purpose for us sharing our story is to kick off a Childhood Stroke
Awareness Campaign. There is little to no information out about
strokes in children. Cause2Ride Foundation has teamed up with
CHASA, the Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association, to bring
awareness to the public.
On March 19, 2006, Cause2Ride Foundation is holding a charity event in
Bartow, Florida to raise money for pediatric stroke research.
Riders from all ages can sign up, enter the raffle and ride for the
day, while raising money for a great cause. Our sponsors have
donated awesome auction items and you won’t want to miss the live
performances by Boost Mobile Freestyle MX. Also, Davi Millsaps, Bryan
Johnson, Martin Davalos, Eric Vallejo, and other pro riders will be on
hand to sign autogrpaghs.
Visit our website at: www.cause2ride.com See survivor
stories of other children and families devastated by stroke and find
out what you can do to help make a difference.