With a heavy heart I’m writing about Scotty Cranmer‘s freak accident which happened just a few days ago… You’ll have probably seen posts about this on your news feeds via social media and it’s fair to say it has completely shocked the BMX community on a global scale.
Here’s an update from Road to Recovery.
UPDATE 10/16/16 POST SURGERY:
Earlier today as doctors did their rounds they informed us that the brain haemorrhage is healing well on its own and will not require surgery. R2R is in the hospital with Scotty’s family and we just got this update as Scotty was transferred from the operating room to recovery. The doctor came out and said everything went well regarding stabilizing his spine. The surgeon clarified the injury and said that he has a C4 INCOMPLETE spinal cord contusion. The surgeon also fused C4 and C5 to add stability to the area of injury. Incomplete meaning that he can work hard and fight to fix the damage, but he’s not just going to wake up okay. “It’s really good news. It’s going to be a battle but Scotty can do it! You guys know how much fight and determination he has. He’s got this.” Scotty’s wife, Lisa Cranmer.
With the help of R2R and the case workers of the hospital applications are going out in the morning to secure a top level rehab facility for his injuries. If all goes well Scotty may be transferred before the end of next week. The comments and support from his friends, family and YouTube Subscribers has been overwhelmingly positive. We have shared your comments with Scotty and his family and the support really does make a difference. R2R is also currently working with Scotty’s insurance company to better understand what they will and will not cover. We know already they will not cover his medical transport to rehabilitation and that can be anywhere from $15k to $45k.
R2R will continue to assist the family through this difficult time and prepare them with information and guidance to give Scotty the best possible opportunity available! Your support is greatly needed and appreciated.”
Scotty is one of these people who lives his life to the fullest, it’s clear to see that he enjoys every moment he spends on his bike. His webisodes are always good fun to watch and thoroughly entertaining. People have been making their own tribute videos since his crash and that can only help boost Scotty’s morale and keep him ever positive.
The guy is such a likeable and down to earth person with plenty to offer – filming fun challenges, exploring new places or even jumping over his Nissan GTR…