A gofundme page has been established to raise funds for stuntman Allan Morrison who faces possible long-term paralysis after a crash while performing at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide on Saturday.
Morrison was executing a motorbike stunt at the event when his bike stalled at a critical moment, causing him to crash and as a result his spine was badly injured.
He was rushed to Royal Adelaide Hospital were he underwent emergency surgery.
More than $9000 of a $25,000 target has been reached in the fund raising effort after 16 hours.
“Allan (Morrison) has suffered a severely crushed T12 vertebrae in his spine,” read a post on the gofundme page.
“Surgery on Saturday saw the T12 vertebrae realigned, screwed and plated to the T11 vertebrae above.
“Specialists this morning have delivered the news that Allan has damaged his Spinal Cord and whilst he can move his left leg and has feeling in his legs he may never regain function of his right leg or possibly walk unaided.
“Prognosis is clearly not good but as with many injuries, the prognosis is not completely definite and not completely known.
“Recovery time from the injury and rehab process and timelines are unknown at this stage.
“Right now Allan needs our help. He needs to be able to cover his rehabilitation, on going treatments and cover his rent and just basically make sure he doesn’t lose everything on top of learning to walk again.
“Allan works as a mechanic at a motorcycle shop and whilst he is not working, he will be suffering from lack of funds as well as from his injuries.
“Allan has a long hard road ahead of him getting back upright again and we need him to stay strong and positive during this time for both his own sake and for the sake of his daughter. It is important for the recovery process that he is able to focus on his recovery and to stop worrying about how he is going to make ends meet.
“Every dollar counts, every well wish and every prayer is needed. Allan is well known for his kindness to others, he would help anyone if he could and he has helped lots of people in their own times of need.
“Allan really needs our help. Allan is not normally the type of person to ask for help, he is far more likely to be giving someone else a hand up but in this instance, Allan and his family really need our help.
“We ask for your assistance in helping Allan to recover and be back supporting his family and entertaining others.”
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