Hey hey everyone…..I am riding to Sydney with a great mate, Luke Stono, a former South Coast Crusty Demons moto stunt rider who suffered an horrific accident resulting in a significant brain injury. It’s been a very long and arduous road to recovery for Luke since his accident. Luke is nowhere near full recovery, but despite this he wants to help others who are on a similar journey. Luke can’t speak and uses sign language to communicate. He struggles to walk and day-to-day tasks are almost impossible without the help of his loving parents, Ronnie and Kimbo. But Luke still wants to make a difference in the lives of others. Inspiring stuff really. Luke heard about my ride around Australia last year and wanted to meet me. We caught up recently and got along so well we have been great mates ever since. Luke wanted to ride from Nowra to Liverpool hospital where he was once a patient in the Brain Injury Unit. Luke asked me to ride with him. What can I say? I was there in a flash, honoured and privileged to escort him along the way.
Anyway, we rode up Mt Keira on Friday…it was totally awesome to see Luke get all the way up this monster of a mountain on his recumbent pushy!
I have never met a more determined and resilient person in my life and as above, it’s an honour and privilege to be alongside this inspiring young man as he endeavours to help others in a similar situation.
My life has change significantly since meeting Luke. Thanks heaps buddy…..
PS we were on WIN news on Friday and a total stranger donated $2,500 for the Brain Injury Unity at Liverpool Hospital….
Thanks so much…ur a legend and we would be delighted to meet u at some stage.
Go Lukey dude…ahhhhooooooo!
PS to make a donation in support of Luke’s ride to raise funds for the Brain Injury Unit at Liverpool Hospital please visit www.lukestono.com
Any contribution no matter how small would be greatly appreciated.