BSB: GoFundMe page created for Cedric Bloch after he sustained life-changing injuries at Snetterton
A fundraising campaign has been created to help support semi-professional racer Cedric Bloch and his family after he sustained life-changing injuries at Snetterton.
Bloch, who was competing in the Quattro Group British Supersport Championship at the time, crashed during qualifying when his brakes failed. In the moments that followed his fall, Bloch’s bike landed on top of him, and he was rushed to Norfolk Norwich University Hospital where he underwent nine-hour emergency surgery to reconstruct his mid dorsal spine and drain his lungs.
The 33-year old also broke all his ribs and his sternum along with his left tibia and knee, as well as his right wrist. Tragically, Broch is now paralysed from the chest down as a result of his spinal injuries.
Once Bloch has recovered from surgery and is medically stable, he will be transferred to Stoke Mandeville Hospital, where he’ll have months of rehabilitation ahead of him before he can return home.
Bloch only began racing just under three years ago, winning the Bemsee Rookie Championship and Most Promising Racer of the Year award in his first year. The following year he won the Bemsee Clubman Championship.
Cedric’s parents, Philippe and BB, and sister Audrey have now created a fundraising campaign on GoFundMe to help him on his recovery and rehabilitation journey. The money raised will enable Cedric’s family to “purchase the specialist equipment he’ll need to be able to return to his family home and live a fulfilling life.”
Audrey, who has returned to the UK from her family home in California in order to by his bedside, posted the following message on his Instagram page:
“He’s a fighter, he’s brave, and the strongest person I know. He will walk again with spinal rehabilitation and the progress of technology and science. I’ll never give up this hope and neither will he. Please be a part of making this dream come true.”
At the time of writing, the fundraising page has reached just over £14,000, with a target figure set at £150,000. You can donate here.