Ricky James Nominated to the Spinal Cord Injury Hall of Fame

824 Dad

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 5, 2007
Posts
53
RDC Crypto
10
Location
Murrieta, Ca.
We need your Votes!!

Ricky received an email yesterday that he has been nominated to the Spinal Cord Injury Hall of Fame in the sports category for his accomplishments since becoming injured in 2005. The inductions will take place on November 6th (my birthday) at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.

He is up against some pretty accomplished SCI athletes but with your support he can do this.

It only takes a few minutes to register to vote at the National spinal Cord Injury Association website which is http://www.spinalcord.org and it's free. Go to the blue menu bar and click under "membership" once you have registered go to the sports category and click on his name, it's that simple. Voting closes October 5th at 5:00:p pm eastern time.

Ricky is really stoked about this so take a minute and show your support!!

Thanks for you time and support,
824 Dad
 

DUMP!

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 22, 2005
Posts
758
RDC Crypto
105
Location
Anaheim, California
For those of us not up to speed, maybe a brief expaination of who Ricky is, what happened and how he has progressed might be nice.:D :D :D

Dump
 

824 Dad

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 5, 2007
Posts
53
RDC Crypto
10
Location
Murrieta, Ca.
No Problem Dump,

Ricky was a top amateur motocross racer who had just secured a factory ride with Honda for the 2005 amateur motocross season. During the first event in Texas on March 10th 2005 he was hit by another rider, crashed and suffered a spinal cord injury. It paralyzed him from the sternum down, he was just 16 years old. It left him with out any feeling or function below that point.

Ricky went on to graduate high school at 16 and has completed 2 years of junior college since that time. He turned 19 this past August. His racing number 824 stands for his birthday, August 24th.

Just a few months after his injury he started thinking about how he could ride his 2 wheeled dirt bike again. He came up with some special modifications that allowed him to to do just that. A special seat, rear brake he can operate with his left hand, electronic shifting he can control from the handle bars and special Nerf bars to protect his legs in the event of a crash.

He has gone on to make a lap around the very track he was hurt on 1 year to the day of his injury on the very same bike, with the modifications I mentioned, race the Elsinore Grand Prix and most recently he competed in the Baja 500 completing his section which was 120 miles from the start to Valle De Trinidad.

He has also started racing a West coast Pro Truck at Irwindale and has his sites set on competing in the 2008 Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii.


2007Baja500025-copy-copy-copy.jpg



824 Dad
 

DUMP!

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 22, 2005
Posts
758
RDC Crypto
105
Location
Anaheim, California
No Problem Dump,

Ricky was a top amateur motocross racer who had just secured a factory ride with Honda for the 2005 amateur motocross season. During the first event in Texas on March 10th 2005 he was hit by another rider, crashed and suffered a spinal cord injury. It paralyzed him from the sternum down, he was just 16 years old. It left him with out any feeling or function below that point.

Ricky went on to graduate high school at 16 and has completed 2 years of junior college since that time. He turned 19 this past August. His racing number 824 stands for his birthday, August 24th.

Just a few months after his injury he started thinking about how he could ride his 2 wheeled dirt bike again. He came up with some special modifications that allowed him to to do just that. A special seat, rear brake he can operate with his left hand, electronic shifting he can control from the handle bars and special Nerf bars to protect his legs in the event of a crash.

He has gone on to make a lap around the very track he was hurt on 1 year to the day of his injury on the very same bike, with the modifications I mentioned, race the Elsinore Grand Prix and most recently he competed in the Baja 500 completing his section which was 120 miles from the start to Valle De Trinidad.

He has also started racing a West coast Pro Truck at Irwindale and has his sites set on competing in the 2008 Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii.

824 Dad

Very nice to hear that he is doing well and has not let this interfer with his goals and ambishions. He's got my vote.

Dump
 

poolman

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 1, 2001
Posts
1,247
RDC Crypto
22
Location
yuma,az.
Very nice to hear that he is doing well and has not let this interfer with his goals and ambishions. He's got my vote.

Dump

WOW! like the saying goes "Never Give Up' Right on Ricky!
 

824 Dad

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 5, 2007
Posts
53
RDC Crypto
10
Location
Murrieta, Ca.
Bump

There's only 2 days left to vote for Ricky and the Hall of Fame induction, if you haven't had a chance to do it please take a minute to show your support.

Thanks for you time and support,
Rick Sr.
 
Top