Tevin Tapia

Update 04/19/18

Now home for over two weeks, Tevin is making slow but steady progress. Pain management is the main focus, as the healing and recovery stage is very painful. He was able to get some of his staples removed but still has 37 left across his stomach and his side. This was not a pain-free process and he is dreading removing the rest. Tevin is still under doctors orders of no weight bearing on his legs for a few more weeks, but has the ability to use crutches or a wheelchair if he gets tired.

This week is full of major accomplishment for him as his body grows stronger. Tevin is able to accomplish more on his own and rely less on others. He is now able to get in and out of bed solo and use crutches to get around in and outside of the house. But one of the major highlights this week for him is being approved to go back on his normal diet. Its the little things that make such a big impact on his quality of life.

More to come soon! Thank you for everyone’s prayers and support!

Update 03/27/18

Yesterday, Monday, March 26th Tevin had a successful surgery to install the bolts and screws needed to stabilize his vertebrae. It went great. As of today, he is currently recovering and in quite a lot of pain though. As part of the recovery process he has started inpatient rehab at the hospital. They had him sit up for a few minutes to get his body moving. This was extremely painful but very necessary to get his body back functioning.

Tevin and his family are very hopeful that he will be released by the end of this week. He is ready to get back to California and start acute rehab as soon as possible. The doctors have recommended no weight-bearing for 8 weeks and to be admitted into an out-patient rehabilitation as soon as returning to California. He is currently in good spirits and would like to thank everyone for their kind words, prayers, and messages.

 

The 2018 Supercross season is proving to be a very brutal year for injuries. This past Saturdays race at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN claimed another rider with severe and season ending injuries.

Privateer rider, Tevin Tapia was critically injured during timed practice when he cross rutted going up the finish line and endoed, leaving him no options but to jump off his motorcycle, landing feet first. The impact from his fall broke his pelvis, lumbar vertebra and caused other damage to the surrounding area. “I was immediately scared out of my mind with the worse pain I have ever felt in my life” said Tapia.

Directly after his crash Tapia was taken to a local hospital in Indianapolis where his injuries were evaluated and surgery scheduled for this Monday, March 26, 2018. His doctors have made a game plan to repair his broken L-3 and L4, fix the level 1 trauma to his pelvis and control the internal bleeding. As of now, the suggested course of action for repairs involves two screws and one plate to be installed with the hopes of fixing the fractures. Tapia can’t bear any weight yet but is expected to make a full recovery and will have no difficulty walking.

This is a very positive prognoses; however Tevin Tapia is a true privateer and the funds needed to cover his surgery, mounting hospital bills, and his future required physical therapy are going to be extensive. Not including the cost, once cleared from the hospital getting Tapia transported back home to Menifee, CA. as comfortable and pain free as possible. His road to recovery is going to be long and he will need all the support from his family, friends, and fans that he can get. If you are able, you can help Tevin by donating here to his Road 2 Recovery page. If you are not, all positive thoughts, prayers, and messages can be left in the message box below.

 

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17 Comments for : Tevin Tapia
    • Jake
    • March 25, 2018
    Reply

    Really great to see you last night bud. Keep up your smile and positive attitude. Whole bunch of people thinking about and praying for you.

      • scott
      • April 5, 2018
      Reply

      from one #211 to another #211… i wish you the best and cant wait to see you out racing again.. i always watch for you at the races and cheer you on… keep #211 on the track as i only wish i was as talented (and young) as you… privateer power!!

    • Mike Utz
    • March 25, 2018
    Reply

    Glad I got to talk to you after chapel service yesterday man! Best of luck for a fast recovery! Do your best to stay positive and you will be rehabbing before you know it! You have been given a great prognosis! You will be in my prayers as well man!
    Mike Utz (ASTARS Medical)

    • Ryan Ottman
    • March 25, 2018
    Reply

    Tap into the inner peace only God can provide. I know first hand the amazing healing power of prayer. You are a champion and you WILL get through this!

    • Hannay family
    • March 25, 2018
    Reply

    So bummed for you. Heal up fast and we will be praying for you and a speedy recovery

    • Barb Dowell
    • March 25, 2018
    Reply

    We love you Tevin! You are in our thoughts and prayers! Our God is a good God! We are praying for the hands of the surgeons and everyone around you taking care of you, that your recover is speedy and pain free! God is in control and has his arms around you and your amazing family! XOXO

  1. Reply

    T-Tap. Dude I was so
    Bummed to hear you crashed. I missed it and went to the medical trailer and you were already transported to the hospital. Let me know if there’s anything we can do. Prayers for you brother.

    • Jeff Wilder
    • March 26, 2018
    Reply

    Keep your head up Tevin! We’re all praying for a speedy recovery!😀👍

    • Althea Frazier
    • March 26, 2018
    Reply

    Praying for you to heal quickly! Much love to you Nephew!

    • Robin
    • March 26, 2018
    Reply

    Hate to hear about your accident. I’ve known you for years so I know that you will show them how it’s done to full recovery. My Prayers are with you and your family.

    • Brandie
    • March 26, 2018
    Reply

    Wishing you a full recovery Tevin and am sharing

    • Shawn Waring
    • March 27, 2018
    Reply

    Be tough my man. Stay positive & believe in yourself now more than ever! You’ll get through this Tevin.

    • Ben #11
    • March 27, 2018
    Reply

    We’re all pulling for you Tevin. You are in our daily prayers. Hope to see you back out at the track real soon. You got this!

    • Jamie Richardson
    • April 12, 2018
    Reply

    Keep your chin up, wishing you a quick recovery.

    • Diana Terry
    • April 15, 2018
    Reply

    Hey sugar!! I hope you are doing a bit better. It was so good to see you in Daytona. I know Dillon is up there sending you good vibes. Hang in there with rehab. It is hard but you got this!!

    • Holly Weitz/Birdwell
    • April 19, 2018
    Reply

    Prayers for a supernatural fast recovery !!!

    • Bret
    • May 18, 2018
    Reply

    Thank GOD your alive bro! Hang in there, I know pain and have been there more than once! just keep trying to move and the better you heal, Stay positive and rely on GOD!

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