Apple Valley, California, August 10, 2007 - A Bank of America savings account has been established to help defray medical and rehabilitation expenses for Red Bull KTM off-road star Chris Blais. A motorcycle crash in the desert near Tonapah, Nevada last weekend while pre-running the Vegas to Reno race has left the 3-time Dakar Rally veteran severly injured.
Among the injuries Chris suffered was damage to his vertebra. After undergoing emergency surgery Sunday night to stabilize his spine, Chris remains in a Reno area hospital surrounded by his wife Patty and other family members. Once his condition improves and allows him to be moved, Chris will be relocated to a rehabilitation facility nearer his Apple Valley home in Southern California. However it is still too early to tell to what extent his spinal cord has been damaged nor how permanent his injuries may be. What is certain is that there is that Chris and Patty face a long and difficult recovery process ahead.
"Chris and I want to say thank you very much to everyone for the outpouring of kindness and concern for his well-being," said Patty. "We had no idea that so many people knew and cared about Chris, and their attention means very much to him. The thoughtfulness and level of genuine concern is overwhelming."
HELP CHRIS BLAIS
Those wishing to help Chris in his time of real need may donate to:
The Chris Blais Medical Fund
Bank of America account #: