08/24/12 Temecula, CA – Just a few short days after winning the Dew Cup in Ocean City, MD for BMX Park Brett Banasiewicz suffered an accident at the following Vans Invitational in Virginia Beach. The following is a statement made today from his father who is with him now.
"The Banasiewicz Family would like to thank family, friends, fans & sponsors for their amazing outpouring of support for Brett following his accident yesterday during practice for the Van’s BMX competition in Virginia Beach, VA. Yesterday Brett crashed hitting his head which rendered him unconscious. Brett remains unconscious & in critical condition but he has remained stable since his initial arrival at the hospital. Brett’s neurosurgeon feels strongly that Brett can & should make a full recovery, but it is going to take time for his brain to heal and therefore an unknown amount of time before he wakes up and begins his recovery. Miraculously he sustained no fractures and only minimal bruising & abrasions to his torso, arms & face, all of which will heal quickly. Brett has full use of all of his limbs and is showing stronger usage of arms & legs each time he is evaluated. We would like to encourage everyone who wants to send him well wishes to do so through his Twitter @iMaddog9 or via his Facebook Fan Page. We would also like to thank the Athlete Recovery Fund for their swift reaction as we have been in contact with them since just moments after the accident. We will try to do periodic updates via his Facebook Fan Page until Brett can communicate on his own behalf. Thank you.”
Athlete Recovery Fund Mission Statement:
To provide professional athletes in BMX, FMX and Skateboarding with financial support after a severe injury and granting funds for rehabilitation, equipment, long-term disability and educational scholarships. www.athleterecoveryfund.com www.facebook.com/RecoveryFund Twitter @RecoveryFund