Laptop computers with voice recognition software installed are delivered to some of our seriously injured riders who are dealing with spinal cord injuries. The voice recognition software allows freedom and independence while surfing the web, chatting online, doing homework or conducting business. Recipients to date have included Jeremy Bader, Jim “Smiley” Riley, and most recently, a very excited Chase Borders (pictured).
“The RiderDown Laptop Project has provided access to the world to Jeremy, Jim, and Chase,” said Bruce Vermeulen, President of the RiderDown Foundation. “The continued success of this project is possible as a direct result of the amazing kindness and generosity of the GMB, and the Berg family as a whole.”
“For my family, it was a pleasure to be given the chance to help in the RD Laptop project. I think this is a GREAT thing to do to help people "re-engage life" and provide a means for them to share and be involved,” said Mike Berg, President of the GMB. “Those people who are injured permanently in a riding accident are not forgotten and they are very much a part of the passion we who ride all share. I have always said, "you can take yourself off of a motorcycle, but the love of riding motorcycles never leaves you."
About the Garrett Berg Memorial Foundation - "Remembering Those Who Rode": To support the GMB Foundation, check out the GMB link at AllThingsMoto.com (GMB). If at all possible, plan to attend the annual Garrett Michael Berg Memorial Ride held at Splendora MX in Texas the first weekend in October every year. It’s a great time, for an extremely worthwhile cause!