Indiana’s Lucas Grounds Injury Update and Fundraising Efforts
Amateur GNCC Racer, and 2020 150 B National Champion, Lucas Grounds sustained a devastating crash on the evening of December 10th. Lucas was out riding when he crossed a wooden covered bridge. Unfortunately, the front end washed out and he was tossed into one of the side pillars.
Lucas was flown from Lafayette to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, IN for emergency surgery. Sadly, during surgery it was found that Lucas had suffered a severed spinal cord. He was taken in for a second surgery to stabilize his spine. Currently Lucas has no movement in his legs but will be starting physical and occupational therapy. His father, Justin Grounds, has been keeping everyone updated via his Facebook page.
There are multiple ways to show and send Lucas and his family your support. On social media be sure to use the hashtag #LucasStrong.
You can send him a card while he’s at Riley Children’s Health by following this link, https://www.rileychildrens.org/form/patient-postcard?fbclid=IwAR0BLcq5sfsY6Dy6iLv-FQ9Q7Y3lmCPEp20UkKZ8_J7Ub7WmtsxN_br5wqI
Friends are hosting a 9.12K Virtual Run/Walk, all you have to do is RSVP to the event on facebook. Get 10 people to sponsor your run/walk @ $9.12 a sponsorship and then direct message Liz Hathawy for payment details. Click HERE for the event page.
Lucas Grounds 912 stickers (shown on The Bottleneck LIVE facebook page): Contact @samhall929 or @kolt_4d5 at Spykes KTM. @spykesbikes will have these as well. $5 Each —> 100% going to the Grounds family.
T-shirts, hoodies, cloth facemasks and fanny packs are for sale online with 100% profit going to the Grounds family. Click HERE to view the apparel and accessories.
Friends have started a GoFundMe page, to make a donation follow the link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/lucas-rusty-grounds?fbclid=IwAR3f9d8rHcU_Zm_qGp7TIygiYvHQZ6QI9dmpwR1ZfnDakHDGRzEsEfCbflw
To Lucas and the Grounds Family, your GNCC Racing Family sends all of our prayers and thoughts to you. We always have been and always will be cheering for you!