For more information about the incident and Riley’s recovery, visit the blog his parents and girlfriend have set up at rileypoor.com.
For Immediate Release
January 14, 2009
On Saturday, January 10, 2009 Riley was involved in an accident that resulted in a spinal chord injury and he needs all your love and support. The accident took place in West Dover, VT and by Sunday morning Riley was transported to the Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY where he underwent surgery. Riley is on his way to recovery and he has been awake off and on since his surgery (which went great.) The first words he spoke out of surgery were to his girlfriend Katinka. Riley said â€œI love youâ€ and then tried to give her a hug, she even got a big smile out of him. He will be facing new challenges as he begins to heal but everyone is staying positive and knows that Shrek is strong.
Please think positive thoughts and send all your good energy his way Tell Riley, whether he is awake or not, that the healing light of the universe is surrounding him, and with every breath entering his body, mixing with the oxygen and circulating with the oyxgen to every injury he sustained and in a natural way, beginning the healing process. This light is guiding the surgeons that are operating on him and guiding all his support group, nurses, orderlies etc.
Bob, Maria, Travis and Katinka ask that you not send flowers if you would like to make a donation please see the links below. They also want to thank everyone who has reached out offering support, he needs all your love.
Donations again can be sent in lieu of flowers at the following locations:
For Tax deductible donations please send to the Stand Strong Again organization at www.standstrongagain.org. Stand Strong Again is a non-profit organization specifically established to help friends of the action sports community who have fallen to a spinal chord injury
Direct non-tax deductible donations can either be sent via Pay Pal using the email address [email protected] or directly to Riley at:
P.O. Box 4105
Boulder, CO 80306
Please feel free to forward this to anyone who knows Riley and thanks so much again for all the support.