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My friend Mike Young has been paralyzed for years and my birthday wish is to see him physically active, motivated, happy & inspired to race.

In 1997, my friend Mike Young was paralyzed during an accident in the middle of a motocross championship race. I have only known Mike a couple of years. He works hard at staying positive and inspiring other young racers who have had accidents, yet I have come to see how hard he struggles to find the balance by not competing in racing and experiencing a physically active life, together with his financial and ongoing physical complications. Mike let me know recently how badly he wants to be able to "hit the dirt" in adaptive equipment - an amazing Off Road Handcycle, but that it is unfortunately too expensive.

So I have chosen to celebrate my birthday (Jan 3rd) by receiving the best gift I can think of - to see Mike motivated again, and fulfill his passion to be outdoors, explore, race and compete. I decided not to have a party and in lieu of presents, I would like to ask if friends and family can help me give Mike a special gift!

GivingForward is a wonderful medically based fundraising organization and I am thrilled to be working with them. I have set up a page directly for Mike with the intention of purchasing the hand cycle chair for himâ
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