7/11/16 – It is with heavy hearts that we report the passing of Erv Braun last night around 11pm. His voice and his smile will be greatly missed. Our condolences go out to his family and closest friends.
Encinitas, CA – On Monday, June 6th Erv Braun, The Voice of Motocross suffered a massive ischemic stroke to the left side of his brain. As a result, he has lost the control of his right leg and right arm, and unfathomably, his ability to talk. On June 17th, Erv was moved from the hospital that he was recovering in for the past 11 days to a full-time rehabilitation therapy center in his hometown. His doctors are hopeful and are calling him one of the strongest patients they have ever had. With his will intact, Erv continues to be the fighter we all know him to be, but there is a long road of rehabilitation ahead of him. He is going to need daily speech and vocational rehabilitation therapy along with full-time round the clock care at the rehabilitation therapy center he is currently at. Unfortunately Erv’s insurance will not come close to covering all of his extensive medical needs and his already substantial medical bills.
What do you say on behalf of a man who for over 30 years was responsible for saying it all for us? Erv has touched many lives having announced some of the most well-known names in the sport and endearing himself to all up-and-comers and their families. He is a talented musician, a loving father, and best friend for nearly 50 years to his devoted loving partner, Win. For the first time in his prolific career, Erv has had to cancel his announcing commitments. Now he needs a little back from the community he has been championing for so long. May it be in prayers, positive thoughts, or donations, anything helps.
Road2Recovery has set up a specific donation page to help raise much-needed funds for Erv and his family. The donation page will be made available on Road 2 Recovery’s website at https://road2recovery.com/cause-view/erv-braun-the-voice-of-sx/. R2R would like to hold an ebay auction to help with the fundraising efforts, and are asking the Supercross/Motocross community for donated items to be sent to them. For more information on donating products for the “Erv Braun ebay auction” please contact R2R at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the severity of his condition, Ervs family is requesting all inquirers go through Road 2 Recovery and is kindly asking for privacy while they travers these unknown waters. You can contact Road 2 Recovery at email@example.com or 760-436-1366. Win and his children are overcome with gratitude by the outpouring of people reaching out to them. They would like to thank everyone for their kind words, prayers and support.
The Road 2 Recovery Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that was founded in 2000 and is dedicated to helping AMA licensed Professional Motocross/Supercross riders and Action Sports Athletes with financial assistance if career-ending injuries are sustained. Additionally; motivational, emotional, and spiritual support is provided to these individuals and their families. To make a donation, click here. For more information on Road 2 Recovery and upcoming events visit www.road2recovery.com or contact Anita Button at 760-436-1366.