R2R Collecting Donations for K. GoerkeFriday, May 17, 2013 | 8:40 AM
Carlsbad, CA – The Road 2 Recovery Foundation is accepting donations for privateer rider Kyle Goerke who was injured at the Atlanta Supercross race on February 23, 2013. Goerke was immediately taken to a hospital in Atlanta following the crash, and later underwent two surgeries on his left leg in Jacksonville, Florida. His leg imploded, from which he now has compartment syndrome. On April 19 Kyle underwent yet another surgery due to severe infection. Doctor Augustine who performed the surgery said Kyle’s leg is one of the worst he’s ever seen. He’s still hopeful amputation will not be necessary, but it’s too early to tell.
Thankfully Kyle has come through all three surgeries successfully; however, his recovery will be a long, painful, and expensive process. Kyle is limited in his ability to earn an income at this time, and although he has health insurance it is not picking up much of the cost, and many more surgeries will be required.
Roadside Tavern at 3400 South Nova Road, in Port Orange Florida is hosting a Poker Run for Kyle on Saturday, June 1st. Registration is 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM on Saturday. Cost is $15.00 per rider, which includes free a hog roast. Prizes will be awarded for Best & Worst Hand, and all cars are welcome. A silent auction and raffle will be held. If you have any items you would like to donate to the auction please send all items to Melissa Stark, 120 Rodeo Road, Ormond Beach, FL 32174 no later than May 30.
For additional info regarding the Poker Run please contact Melissa at [email protected] The Road 2 Recovery Foundation has setup a donation site for Kyle to aid in his recovery. Please visit the Road 2 Recovery website for up to date news on Kyle’s recovery.
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