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2 yrs ago, Jaimee Johnsen moved to Asheville, NC looking for a change of
scenery and a new start. Most of you reading this have been in that
Jaimee jumped in feet first, volunteering for Trips
For Kids WNC, and helping out at local races such as ORAMM and PMBAR.
She got hooked on bikes and became so passionate about sharing her new
love, that she recently landed a job working at Sycamore Cycles in
She started training and racing and was becoming quite a fierce competitor.
Wednesday, August 6th, Jaimee was wrapping up a training ride on the
Blue Ridge Parkway, when a vehicle made a left turn in front of her.
With nowhere to go, she hit the car with the collision causing her to
flip over the bars and land in the hospital. Concussion, fractured
skull, fractured femur, damage to ACL and PCL are some of the injuries.
have all been in a position where we coule use a little help from our
friends. Some of us have been in a position where we could use a lot of
help from our friends. Jaimee is in the latter position.
in the hospital, combined with recovery and rehab treatments in the
future will leave her with a lot of medical bills. In addition, it will
be a while before she can return to work and earn some income. Rent,
food, and other bills will add up quickly.
The good news is that
Western North Carolina has a tight cycling community. A community that
supports each other in victory and defeat. And this is our time to come
together and help one of our own. Knowing that it could be any one of us
at anytime who needs a helping hand, this is our time to help Jaimee.
Thanks in advance,