Encinitas, CA – On Friday, November 25, 2016, professional wakeboard athlete, Ben Leclair was injured while practicing at a private wakeboard facility. A trick got away from him and he was rendered unconscious for a short time. Thankfully his friends acted swiftly and Ben was immediately transported to an Orlando area trauma center where he was admitted into surgery just a few short hours later.
Tomorrow morning Ben will undergo a second surgery to further stabilize his vertebrae and protect his spinal cord from any further damage. Doctors are reporting that there was a pinch around the C5 area of his spinal cord at the time of injury.
Spinal cord injuries affect every individual different. We know that Ben is an amazing athlete who understands his body better than most. He no doubt has a fight ahead of him but the support of his friends, family and Road 2 Recovery will give him every opportunity to recover.
While Ben’s insurance coverage is currently being investigated his expenses in the hospital continue to compound. At this time there is a plan to transport him back to Quebec after doctors can approve him for travel. Road 2 Recovery will be assisting the family in finding he best possible care for this injury.
Please continue to donate at https://road2recovery.com/cause-view/ben-leclair/ and be sure to leave a positive comment for Ben to review. Also check out the fundraiser by UNIT Parktech where you can pick up #bensquad sticker packs. Unit Parktech will also donate 1 Euro on behalf of every order sticker pack sold.
About Road 2 Recovery: The Road 2 Recovery Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that was founded in 2000, and is dedicated to helping AMA licensed Professional Motocross/Supercross riders and Action Sports Athletes with financial assistance if they sustain career-ending injuries as well as providing motivational, emotional, and spiritual support to these individuals and their families. To make a donation click here. For more information on Road 2 Recovery and upcoming events visit www.road2recovery.com or contact Anita Button at 760-436-1366.