Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on May 11th, 2015 at 11:38 am
Bryant Howard, the cycling coach of the victim in Sunday’s collision has started a fundraising campaign to help offset medical expenses. Alistair Corkett lost his leg when he was involved in a collision with a man driving a truck on SE 26th Avenue at Powell.
In the last hour the “Put Alistair back on his bike” campaign has already raised nearly $2,000 and the goal is set at $50,000.
Howard’s message posted at GoFundMe.com says Corkett is currently in the intensive care unit at OHSU where he’s recovering from his first round of surgeries. “As you can imagine,” it says, “he’s in a great deal of pain and is facing a lot of uncertainty about the road ahead.”
Here’s more from the message:
“Alistair is a passionate and hard working young man with a wonderful sense of humor and soft spoken manner. In addition to his passion for cycling he is working toward a degree in History and plans to pursue a career in teaching. Many of us have watched him sacrifice and grind for the past two years overcoming obstacles to set himself on course to further his education and know that this is simply another obstacle that he will overcome.
The severity of this accident could have killed him and he’s in a pretty dark place right now about losing his leg, but we are hopeful that we can mobilize the community to lift him up a bit and let him know that he doesn’t have to face this obstacle alone. We are hopeful that the community will come together on Alistair’s behalf to provide resources and support as he embarks on what will be a painful and lengthy recovery.
… in the long term we expect to see Alistair back on his bicycle, completing his History degree and becoming a teacher. At just 22 years old Alistair still has much to live for and share with the world.”