Amateur desert/off-road racer Jamie Wells, 34, of Rancho Santa
Margarita, California was paralyzed on December 6, 2003. He crashed
over a berm while practicing for an upcoming desert race at Glen Helen
Raceway. After being airlifted to the hospital, it was determined that
he had broken his C5 vertebrae. Jamie remained in the ICU for a week on
a ventilator, and was then moved to a spinal cord rehabilitation
center, where he is now.
Jamie is paralyzed from the chest down. He is hoping to someday regain
partial use of his hands and legs, and is now in a difficult and
intensive rehab program. Jamie is facing this life-changing situation
with tremendous courage and tenacity, and is tirelessly fighting
towards his recovery.
Obviously, the costs involved with Jamie’s rehabilitation are
overwhelming, and his family and friends are reaching out to the racing
community for help. There has been a fund established in Jamie’s name,
and any donations would be greatly appreciated. Jamie’s family and
friends are also collecting items to auction off on eBay, with all of
the proceeds going to the Jamie Wells Fund. There will be announcements
on Jamie’s website with the dates and details of the auctions.
There is also a message board on Jamie’s website which he checks
frequently. If anyone out there has any words of encouragement,
prayers, good thoughts, etc. for Jamie, please feel free to post them
to help keep his spirits high. Jamie and his family are already
receiving tremendous support from the racing and action sport
community, but every little bit helps!
To post a message for Jamie, get more info, or make a donation, you can visit www.jamiewellsfund.com
Or you can contact Jen Emde by phone at 949 215 4780 x203, or 949 292 1669 (cell)