Fundraiser for injured MAG-7 volunteers

BajaGeoff

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Please donate to help our injured MAG-7 pit support volunteers! On April 25th, Fabian and Alberto were fueling a vehicle at the NORRA Mexican 1000 race. Fumes from the gas (blow back from the fuel filler) were ignited by the vehicle and both men were engulfed in flames. Both men were airlifted to a hospital in La Paz to begin treatment.

Alberto suffered second degree burns over 20% of his body that may require skin grafts to heal. He has a family to support and does not have health insurance. Fabian is currently sedated in intensive care with second and third degree burns over 50% of his body that will require multiple skin grafts and surgeries to heal. As soon as Fabian is stable, he will be transported to Mexico City in order to be attended to by burn specialists. Fabian's recovery is expected to take several months, and he and his wife are expecting their first child this summer.

MAG-7 is a non-profit club made up of volunteers from the U.S. and Mexico. We have supported Baja races for 51 years without a major incident. Providing pit support for Baja racers is our hobby, and we do not profit from any of the races we attend. This is why we need your help in raising funds for Fabian and Alberto! Please contribute what you can and know that all donations will go directly to help our injured friends.

We have set up a GoFundMe page here: Click here to support Fabian and Alberto Recovery Fund organized by MAG-7 Pit Crew

Thank you!
 

luvbaja2

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I was at that pit when the fire occured. Our group (FireForce Racing) did what we could. As retired and active firefighters we recognized the severity of the injuries. An ambulance was on scene, but very limited medical supplies. The best we could do was get them loaded up and get the ambulance to get moving to La Paz.
We will make a donation as we recognize how much these guys help us, with no compensation, just the love of the sport.
 

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Our sincere thanks for the help goes out to the FireForce guys for the on-site assistance

We also greatly appreciate the outpouring of help from this community, it's making a real difference!
 

High4

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I was at that pit when the fire occured. Our group (FireForce Racing) did what we could. As retired and active firefighters we recognized the severity of the injuries. An ambulance was on scene, but very limited medical supplies. The best we could do was get them loaded up and get the ambulance to get moving to La Paz.
We will make a donation as we recognize how much these guys help us, with no compensation, just the love of the sport.
Thanks for your support Bruce, on the ground and online. I've sent you a direct message.
 

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A huge THANK YOU to Everyone from the racing community and beyond that have given so far. Your generosity is a blessing to Fabian, Alberto, and their families.

Stefanie Vo
Tim Pangborn
Denise Fisher
Garrett McCourt
HECTOR SALAZAR
Norma Flores
Bruce Galien
Tim Goldsmith
richard rasmussen
ProFORMANCE ENGINEERING
Scott Biernot
Valeria Briseno
Heather Canton
Brian Piepenbrink
Paul Zurmuhle
Jason Groenhof
Philip Christensen
Richard Hinze
Jaime Erickson
Morgan Hill
Crystal Foust
Jennifer Pathak
Patti Greenlee
Katie Fisher
don mahnke
Tsa Motorsports
Mach1 Motorsports
Anonymous
Matthew Legg
Donald Ransdell
Steve Nottoli
john gonzales
Roberto Gamboa
Paul Champion
Integrity Racing
April Dunn
Anonymous
scott mcintosh
Cesar Quirarte
Renegade Racing
Tiffany Newcomb
Joseph Paguio
Paul Schaffer
Ray Rodriguez
Anonymous
sandra varney
Robert Albee
william thompson
 

BajaGeoff

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Thank you FireForce Racing for your help at the pit, and much thanks to everyone who has donated to help our friends. The outpouring of support has been truly amazing!

We have received several requests to send donations by check instead of using GoFundMe. Checks can be made out to MAG7 Race Team and mailed to:

MAG7 Race Team
2038 Via Dieguenos
Alpine, CA 91901

Thank you so much!
 

Zambo

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Thank you FireForce Racing for your help at the pit, and much thanks to everyone who has donated to help our friends. The outpouring of support has been truly amazing!

We have received several requests to send donations by check instead of using GoFundMe. Checks can be made out to MAG7 Race Team and mailed to:

MAG7 Race Team
2038 Via Dieguenos
Alpine, CA 91901

Thank you so much!
Yup good info, you get all the dough that way. Check on the way. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
 

High4

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Yup good info, you get all the dough that way. Check on the way. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Hello John,
We spoke at El Trailero the day before the race, about the sale of Humungus and your switch to running UTV. Thanks so much for your generosity and support.

Dan
Mag 7
 

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Good meeting you Dan, I was trying to meet Bill but at the party thats when some guys told me about the accident. Thinking about some volunteers getting burned while helping fuel somebody's car is a nightmare.
 

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Thank You:

John Zambie
JON KENNEDY
Mike Ryan
Danny Ebberts
Robert Motheral
Rebecca Tesch
Raenette Leslie
Steve Meyer
David Wilcher
Mike Wickersham
Jeff Brown
Doug Ray
Jamee Sandoval
Baja Bound Insurance
Roger Lovell
Jeffrey Polley
 

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I just spoke to one of our guys in La Paz and Alberto is out of danger. Fabian is in Mexico City in a specialized burn center. He is still being evaluated by specialists. He will have a long recovery. He will require more than a few surgeries. Thanks to all the offroad racing community for your continued support.
 

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Thank you FireForce Racing for your help at the pit, and much thanks to everyone who has donated to help our friends. The outpouring of support has been truly amazing!

We have received several requests to send donations by check instead of using GoFundMe. Checks can be made out to MAG7 Race Team and mailed to:

MAG7 Race Team
2038 Via Dieguenos
Alpine, CA 91901

Thank you so much!
possible way to have a link where we could just put in credit card info and amount.....IM SURE MANY would like this option and would LOVE to help them....let us KNOW ASAP
 

BajaGeoff

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Thanks for the support Pete and 43mod! We are in the process of setting up a separate MAG-7 bank account for this fundraiser, so once I have more information I will post it here. It will likely be a PayPal transaction, but definitely less fees involved than GoFundMe.

Thanks again to everyone who has donated and reached out about this!
 

BANNED4LIFE

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Thanks for the support Pete and 43mod! We are in the process of setting up a separate MAG-7 bank account for this fundraiser, so once I have more information I will post it here. It will likely be a PayPal transaction, but definitely less fees involved than GoFundMe.

Thanks again to everyone who has donated and reached out about this!
isnt there a way to pay mag 7 on your web site with cc? cant you just set it up like paying for pit support for the two guys instead of a race??? ....sorry, just thinking outloud
 

BajaGeoff

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No worries Pete!

All transactions on the MAG-7 site are actually handled through PayPal....so any way you slice it you will have to pay those fees if you want to use a credit card. Only way to get around paying fees is sending a check by snail mail.
 

BANNED4LIFE

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No worries Pete!

All transactions on the MAG-7 site are actually handled through PayPal....so any way you slice it you will have to pay those fees if you want to use a credit card. Only way to get around paying fees is sending a check by snail mail.
i can do that.....just cc SO EASY....i dont like the 8%gofundme skim...sorry.....address?
 
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