Colten Moore

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Update 02/10/17

Hear from Colten on how he is progressing and making those gains by watching his video. #HelpColtenRecover

 

You can still donate to Colten’s cause and help him reach the next level in his recovery by donation here on his R2R Fund page. Video Credit- Travis with Rockstar Energy

 

 

Two-time Snowmobile Freestyle gold medalist Colten Moore was injured during the performance of the double backflip on a snowmobile at Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado. Colten suffered a dislocated T-12 vertebra which bruised his spinal cord. Just after the crash, he was flown to Denver from Aspen and underwent surgery to repair the dislocation. Thankfully, Colten has already been up and walking with the help of his care team. However, due to the injuries suffered, there are some complications and he’ll need to go to a rehabilitation center specializing in spinal cord injuries.

Unfortunately, the costs involved with such a rehabilitation center are extremely high and insurance will not agree to send him to the private facility. Colten has a great team of rehab specialists waiting for him in back in his hometown in Texas. But before he can go back home, he will need to be admitted into one of the world’s best inpatient rehabilitation centers to insure the best possible outcome. All funding raised will go to help cover the enormous, per day cost of the Spinal Cord Rehab, added physical therapy, travel home, and any medical bills that insurance won’t cover. 100% of your donations will go towards Colten’s un-covered medical costs and any left over funds would be directed back towards Road2Recovery to help others in need.  Your donation matters.

Colten remains very positive as well as thankful that he can walk. However, serious complications surrounding the injury are necessary to address and the rehabilitation team is ready to welcome Colten. If Colten or the “Catching the Sky” story has moved you in any way, please consider donating to #HelpColtenRecover.

Please feel free to post a positive message to Colten here and follow his Road 2 Recovery. When posting on social, use #HelpColtenRecover so Colten can see all your posts.

Photo Credit- Joe Wiegele/No.Style Productions

Comments 25

  1. Colten,
    My prayers are with you and I am wishing you the best in your recovery. As a person who has suffered with chronic back pain all I can say is be patient.
    You are an inspiration to all of us!

  2. Colten, you are in my prayers. I know you will beat this. You have wonderful friends supporting you and believing in you. The doctors can do amazing tings these days. Be strong and know many many people will be praying for you and cheering you on till you are 100% again.

  3. Colten, may Gods healing hands be over you while you are recovering. Your book phenomenal and I received a copy from BC! Keep your head held high, you can do this! Prayers are uplifting you!
    We are Aunt and Uncle to Kristina Muckschel!

  4. Colten,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. You did amazing in Aspen! Good luck with your rehabilitation. Don’t give up. You are an inspiration.
    -Brittany Walters

    P.S. I am in physical therapy school in Fort Worth. I have a lot of connections with great PT’s in the area. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

  5. TRUST IN GOD AND ASK GOD TO GIVE YOU STRENGTH WHEN YOU NEED IT AND HE WILL GIVE YOU STRENGTH. STAY STRONG IN YOU’RE RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST. PEOPLE LIKE DANNY WAY AND JAKE BROWN HAVE HAD SIMILAR INJURIES AND GOT BETTER ENOUGH TO SKATE AGAIN SO HOPEFULLY YOU WILL GET BETTER ENOUGH TO RIDE AGAIN LIKE THEY DID. JAKE BROWN ONCE SAID, “…What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger…” SO THINK OF THOSE THINGS HOPEFULLY YOU’LL GET BETTER:)

  6. Colten ,
    This is theresa, from electric mountain lodge, and at buttermilk. I hope you recover fast . I’m out of state. I allay are going to keep you and your family in my prayers.

  7. Keep being you!!! Tyler & I are thinking about you & know you will get well. Keep up that smile & reaching for the sky. As we know there are no limits. Lots of love from Texas Misty & Tyler Fortin

  8. Sending you Happy Thoughts & BIG AS TEXAS PRAYERS from The Snelgrooes Family. We love you! 🙏❤️🇺🇸🇨🇱

  9. Colten, our family wishes you a speedy recovery! I just got your book in the mail today and I can’t put it down!!! You are a fighter!! You got this!!! Looking forward to seeing more of your craziness in the near future!!! God Bless!
    The Menghini Family, Green Bay WI

  10. Colten, hang in there brother! I broke my L4 in 2011 out in Ocotillo Wells on my CRF 450 and fully recovered. Love watching you air it out and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers for a full recovery. 🙂
    Glenn Farr
    Carlsbad, CA

  11. My daughter & I are avid snowmobilers, & were in Aspen watching you in the X-Games. As I was thinking, “Oh [email protected]:+, he’s got too much air,” my 12 year old daughter told me, “Someday I want to do that Mom!” You’re an inspiration, & we both wish you a swift & successful recovery.

  12. howdy from texas, neighbor! wanted to let you know how much i support you ! currently reading your book too so i had to donate 🙂 hope you heal up quickly and get back to riding <3

  13. Colten is a legendary rider and inimitable personality! He’s always gold Snowmobile Freestyle and this does not depend on the space that it occupies in the competition.
    A speedy recovery and a happy return home, Colten!
    To my great and bitter sorrow, I can only help word…

  14. It was great to meet you at TMS last week Colton…..I will follow your progress and try to stay updated from BC……we can be down, but not out….you have a great support group.

  15. To continued Recovery it’s a long road I know I had to learn how to redo things especially walk, after spending 2 and a half weeks on life support and 21 days in the U of M icu back in april. I had preexisting chronic pain and autoimmune issues on top of recovering from legionaries disease which caused sepsis and 3 other hospital related infections that are common with long term hospital stays. My advice you have to take the road to recovery one hour one day and one month at a time. I wasn’t expected to live by anyone. They all called me their miracle at the icu, I called the my angels. It’s not often we get a second chance in life and prayers from around the world have helped me so I’m sending prayer for a full recovery.

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