Jim just put up a lot of great things on eBay to auction off and benefit Mike Vincent. Pictured above is just a small sample of what’s available. Head over to eBay to check it out.
May 9, 2009 • News Mike Vincent auction!!!
Apr 3, 2009 • News Mike Vincent, Back on Track
Nov 25, 2008 • Team, Videos Mike Aitken Fox benefit
Jeff Z. just posted some great shots from Fox’s Mike Aitken benefit jam this weekend and Fat just posted a video edit of the riding that went on, along with some heart warming interviews from a handful of riders. Click HERE for the photo gallery and HERE for the video.
To keep up with the latest Mikey news, stay tuned at MikeAitken.com.
Nov 13, 2008 • Team Bowling with Mike Aitken
MikeAitken.com has some great news. It looks like Mikey went bowling yesterday afternoon and had the opportunity to spend a couple hours at home with his family. He’s scheduled to be discharged on Friday! Read the full post below and don’t forget about the purple rain bike you could enter to win with a $10 donation (CLICK HERE).
Mike is pretty exhausted and anxious to go home, but is doing well. This morning he was able to walk up and down a flight of stairs without holding onto the rail. He was also able to hop several feet on just his right foot.
Mike’s voice has gotton much louder and less raspy, he practically has his old voice back now. His speech is also improving, it seems to be getting easier and easier for him to hold a conversation.
Mike will be leaving the hospital this afternoon to go bowling as part of his therapy. He will then get to spend a couple hours at home with his wife, son, and new puppy.
It sounds like things are still on track for Mike to be discharged on Friday. Mike couldn’t be more excited. He has been having a hard time getting any sleep at the hospital and is looking forward to a full nights sleep in his own bed. It will be the first time he has spent a night in his bed in over 2 months!
Thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers,
– The Aitken Family [11/12]
Oct 14, 2008 • Team Mike Aitken Raffle
EDIT: THE RAFFLE IS OVER NOW. THANKS TO EVERY ONE WHO HELPED!
Recently, Mike Aitken was in a severe BMX accident. He has severe head trauma. The medical bills will be enormous. Mike is a professional rider and in his line of work he is not eligible for health insurance. They claim he is “too high risk.” Mike has contacted numerous insurance offices and has been denied by all. This is where the BMX community can come together and lend a hand to someone in need. You can help.
In collaboration with the 5050bmx, Odyssey is holding a raffle open to all those wanting to help out. $10 gets you 1 ticket, $20 gets you two and so on. What you will win is the bike in the flipbook above. To enter, please visit 5050bmx.com and click on one of the donate buttons at the bottom.
For more information and updates on Mike Aitken’s condition, please visit MikeAitken.com.
Sep 9, 2008 • News shocktoberfest
Jul 14, 2008 • News Mike Vincent Benefit Auction
Ebay Auction established to raise funds for injured Action Sports BMX Athlete Mike Vincent:
LOS ANGELES (July 12, 2008) — On January 18, while riding his bike to work Mike Vincent, a former BMX rider who has been a prominent fixture in the sport for many years, was struck by a car. He sustained major head trauma and many bodily injuries, including the possibility of permanent loss of sight. Like many action sports athletes, Mike did not have any insurance at the time of the accident therefore payment for all of his treatment and future rehabilitation and surgeries, outside of a life-threatening emergency, will have to come out of his own pocket.
In addition to competing in BMX, Mike has worked as a judge for all of the major action sports competitions, including the X Games, LG Action Sports World Tour, AST Dew Tour, and the former Gravity Games. He has also been a part of most of the core BMX competitions, including Rebel Jam and the CFB events. During the off-season he worked as a professional caddy at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, in Gainesville, VA.
Over the last few months the industry has assisted Mike by participating in local fundraisers and donating their heart, time and money when needed. However, the need is greater than anyone could have ever imagined and the support must continue in every way possible. Realizing that at any time Mike’s plight could be their own, the industry has established an Ebay auction to raise funds for Mike’s current and future treatment. At the 6th month mark of Mike’s accident, an auction will be opened on EBay. On Friday, July 18th, at 12:00 PM EST the auction will go live online. Many athletes and friends have graciously donated items for this cause. All items will be offered for only 10 days. Final bids must be completed by 12:00 PM EST on July 27th.
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