Blake Savage

Earlier this month on January 14, 2019, Blake Savage crashed while riding at a private supercross track in Mesquite, Nevada, sustaining a cervical spinal cord injury due to fractures to his C6 and C7 vertebra. Savage was immediately transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George, Utah, where his injuries were assessed and a surgical plan was quickly put into place. On Tuesday, January 15, Savage underwent successful surgery, where doctors completed a C5 to T1 posterior spinal instrumentation and fusion, which addressed the fractures and stabilized the spine.

As a result of his injuries, Savage has no mobility from his mid-chest down to his lower extremities but does have upper body movement with some limitations. He has been admitted into the in-patient rehabilitation program at Dixie Regional Medical Center, where he is working with therapists daily on core-strength, trunk control and pelvis movement. Savage is expected to be released in 2-3 weeks to begin the long and extensive out-patient rehabilitation program.

At the time of his injury, Savage had an insurance policy called a “Hospital Indemnity”. While he is covered to an extent, this policy has a max yearly payout of roughly $47,000, which will likely be absorbed with the first surgical bill. His extensive hospital stay, in-patient and out-patient rehabilitation and additional wide-ranging medical needs are not covered.

Road 2 Recovery has started a R2R Fund where you can make a tax-deductible donation towards his cause here. All funds raised will go towards Savage’s recovery and help alleviate his mounting medical bills. If you’re unable to support financially, please help by sharing his page. You can also leave a positive message for him and his family to read below.

Road 2 Recovery, along with some amazing partners will also be planning a “Cycling for Savage” event, which will take place in the coming months. More details will be released on his R2R Fund page, Road2Recovery.com and R2R’s social media pages.

Savage remains positive in his recovery and has a great support system around him. He is tackling this challenge like the true athlete his is, keeping high spirts and a strong drive to achieve his next goals.

 

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  1. I will pray with nothing less than a vision of full recovery for you Blake, all things are possible w God. Our imagination is God and to live with in the imagination is to manifest it without.

    It is high time that a cooperative of athletes is started to procure adequate insurance via the power of group purchasing. New laws have been passed allowing for just such an insurance pool.

  2. Hi Blake,
    Just heard about you. You’ll get through this. Now is the hardest time, but be assured that you are in our thoughts and prayers! We’ll check back with you soon. Please call anytime!
    Much love,
    Matt and Debbie Kurtz
    (Racewipes)
    949-614-6886

  3. Blake,
    This news shook me to the core of my soul. After witnessing your strength and dedication, in past years, I am confident that you will face this situation with the same type of determination. Sending you best wishes and lots of prayers from those of us who love ya!
    Eddie

  4. “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. ” – Mahatma Gandhi
    Peace & strength to you, Blake.

  5. It’s a bummer to see this, but if anyone can come back it is you! Keep mentally strong and you will be back in no time!

  6. Blake,

    Keep your spirits up, I could only imagine the feeling you must feel but just keep plowing through this injury. Your in my families thoughts and wish you a full recovery!

  7. I am so sorry to hear about your accident Blake. I hope you know that every Motocross / Supercross fan that reads this, is praying for you. May God bless you and heal you as quickly as possible Blake.

    When you close your eyes tonight, know without a doubt you have many, many people praying for you.

  8. Hang in there Blake,you’ll get better bit by bit and plus your girlfriend(my cousin Baylee) and her family are good people so you have lots of love around you.👍🤓

  9. Sending constant prayers and positive vibes your way. Stay strong and hold tight to the vision. You got this! ♥️

  10. Blake
    So so sorry to hear about this! We wish you a full recovery and send so much love a prayers your way! My heart goes out to you and your entire family
    ❤️

  11. Wishing you all the best in your road to recovery!!! Your progress is amazing! Keep up the hard work!!! Our family sends our love!!!

  12. Blake ~
    Wishing you all the best in your road to recovery! Stay strong! You have many, many people praying for you.

  13. Blakers Jordan and I hope your fundraiser goes great today!! Here’s $800 (our final amount raised from our brownie fundraiser) to kick off your Saturday night fun!! Love you bunches, and glad your finally home!!
    -Xoxo
    Jordan and Jenny

  14. Blakers Jordan and I hope your fundraiser goes great today!! Here’s $800 (our final amount raised from our brownie fundraiser) to kick off your Saturday night fun!! Love you bunches, and glad your finally home!!
    -Xoxo
    Jordan and Jenny

  15. Blake..you are as tough as nails and a kind soul all in one. From the day we were fortunate to have you in our lives we knew you were a rare breed. Your dedication to all you take will also carry you through this. You will succeed just as you motivate others to do the same. Love Joe Susie and Garrett

  16. Blake, you are as tough as nails and as caring as one can be. From the moment you became apart of our lives we knew you were rare. You will be succeed on this journey just as you motivate others to be successful in their goals. Stay strong. Love Joe Susie and Garrett.

  17. Stay Mentally Strong! My boyfriend battles MS and has similar mobility issues. He has been following your story and is a huge Supercross / Roczen Fan. We are following your story and are hoping for the best for you.
    From Orlando, FL

  18. It was great to see you smiling at Las Vegas super cross. My wife and I are keeping you in our prayers.

    James & Casidy

  19. Making my monthly donation to your r2r. You are making fabulous progress. Making it today is more special because of your engagement to BAYLEE just announced. Love you tons. Your Grandma ❤️❤️

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