Monday, June 23, 2014

Community Awareness Bike Ride for Injured Rider Daniel Boone Jr.

On Saturday, August 9th, 2014 join the Boone Family, friends, community, and supporters for "A RIDE INTERRUPTED...MINOR SETBACK, FOR A MAJOR COMEBACK" Community Awareness Bike Ride.

The project supports better awareness campaign for the community of Chester, PA. & Tri-State areas regarding the importance of riding bikes properly fitted and fastened bicycle helmet, attention to proper cycling safety.

Date: Sat. Aug. 9th 2014 9am until Noon

On Thursday, Aug 15, 2013, Daniel Boone Jr. of Chester, PA. (Age 77) between 5-6pm EST. was struck and seriously injured while riding his bicycle after visiting with his mother (then age 94). Dad was riding in the bike lane westbound at 9th & Carla's in Chester, PA, (dad was not wearing a helmet). The driver fled from the accident, and witnesses came forward. Dad was transported to Crozer Medical Center.

Dad sustained a fractured skull, pelvis, collar bone, and multiple damages to his brain. He would lay in a medically induced coma for 9 days.

Thank you all for your thoughtfulness, compassion, and prayers, after 8 months of trials, miracles, and recovery, dad is getting stronger every day. The first week of April 2014, dad was discharged from the caring hands of the staff at Brinton Manor Rehab Center, and continuing his recovery in the Northwest with Deborah and I. His rehabilitation through the Grace of God has included strengthening his speech, and learning to walk, eat,
neurological bodily functions, and reasoning development. Family, and close friends that have walked with him through this amazing experience "rejoice in the name of the Lord", fore we are steadfast for dad's full recovery! God has brought our father, son, brother, uncle, grandfather, friend, neighbor "a mighty long way, in a very short time".

Event Bicycle Route
Route to begin at primary staging area Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. statue at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park on 620 Engle Street Chester, PA.

Connects three complimentary water & rider greeting stations
1. Parking Lot near 9th Kerlin St.
2. Accident location 9th & Carla
3. Wellington Ridge Senior Homes 3001 W 13th St.

Route will proceed west on 9th to Highland Ave.

Complete Loop back to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. statue at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park on 620 Engle Street

Estimated number of participants

Current Supporters:
Boone Family of Chester, Delaware, Tacoma, Bike Works, Helmets R Us, Nutcase Helmet Inc, Philadelphia Bik'in Blazers Bicycle Club, Rainier Riders Bicycle Club, Helmets R Us, Nutcase Helmet Inc., Raleigh of America Inc.

Project Contacts

Media Contact:
Gary Boone
206 919-5925

Local Event Coordinator:
Danette Boone
302 669-7317

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