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I originally started this thread on madisonsportbikes.com and am extending it to other boards in which people might know Jen.

Some you of may not know her but Jen is a control rider/coach with PTT. She was at the trackday on June 11th with alot of us and had a very bad accident. She was flown out from the track and has been in a coma since the accident but is improving day by day.

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I'd like to get together a collection for Jen Maxwell so we could send some flowers/card from the MSB community. Please PM me if you're interested. I will take paypal donations, donations at OWW, or you can mail me your donation. If it gets b***** than expected I will include cash that can help her with her medical bills.

Let's continue our support for Jen and give what we can! :bigthumb:

Send paypal donations to: acbigsby AT yahoo DOT com

PM if you're going to mail money and I will send you my address.
 

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We doubled the collection for Jen and the total is up to $660!

I received some very generous donations from two MSB sponsors today. Thank you Steve and Judy from Madison Motorsports and Joe and Karen from Motorcycle Solutions.

As one person quoted the following statement "Good start but really, that's pretty pathetic when you look at the number of members to all of those clubs/organizations. For those that haven't given yet, I'm going to gilt you into giving. God forbid you should have anything happen to you and no one cares enough to lend a hand. Now wake up people and give! $5 won't kill you, give up a lunch out at McDonalds for one day, and do your heart some good, literally. Save the fat and feel good that you did a good thing at the same time! Now do it, today, send $5 via your Paypal account to [email protected] c/o The Jen Maxwell Fund."

Let's keep the ball rolling on this folks! Jen was a person that was there to help anyone anytime. It's time to give that back to Jen!

I will set aside monies for flowers for Jen's room. The rest will be given to her family to take care of any medical bills or needs for Jen. Let's continue to raise this beyond expectations and show who we really are! Every little bit helps!

Thanks again!
Andy
 

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SqDancerLynn1 said:
I have no idea who Jen is ? I sent you $5 Now if everone else can send $5
I'm sure it will help her familly
Wow - totally awesome Lynn - You rock!

Here's a pic of Jen at the track loving what you and I both love doing!

 

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WOW - total is now $1,000 - totally awesome! :bigthumb:
So we crested our first milestone! Thank you to everyone that has already donated. It would be great if we could double this! Help out if you can!
 

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Update on Jen Maxwell:

GREAT NEWS!!! I talked to Susan this morning and Jen is out of her coma!!! Frickin awesome!!! :bigthumb:

Here is a note from Susan on Jen’s overall progress this past week:

Jen has been doing awesome! She's made some huge gains this week, most notably that she's leaving Sycamore for the big city and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago this morning.

Jen has been standing with help and over the weekend walked about 15-20 feet from the nurse’s station to her room. She's also using her right hand and arm a lot more and showing a large (and appropriate) range of emotions. She's starting to speak, but unfortunately I was horrible at interpreting her and I think I ended up pissing her off more than anything, so she didn't say a lot to me.

While we are thrilled at the improvements that she's made so far, there is no doubt that she's got a long road ahead of her and will need all of the encouraging thoughts and prayers that we can send her way.
 

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I collected some more donations and appreciate it greatly! Total is now $1,250!

I will continue to collect money thru Friday. Sunday a group of us will be visiting Jen dropping off the flower arrangements for her and also an envelope with over $1,000 to help her with her medical bills! If anyone mailed checks to me please PM me to let me know there on the way. Thanks again to everyone that has given to help out a fellow rider!

And if you still haven't given - Give what you can! You're helping a fellow rider that has enormous medical bills and a long road to recovery!
 

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Total raised was $1,400 for Jen. $200 went towards flowers to brighten her room up. Her family is very grateful to all that donated money towards the flowers and also the $1,200 in cash to help Jen with medical bills or any needs for Jen.

Matt and I went and visited Jen today. Jen is improving great! She has a lot of energy and is responsive to questions. We saw some great smiles from Jen that are few and far beyond per her parents. Her face lit up talking about motorcycles too; especially a certain Super Moto that she has sitting in her garage.

Jen has 3 hours of therapy a day to help with her rehabilitation. Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell encourage any visitors to come and say hi. Good times are 5 pm – 8 pm to stop in and show Jen that you’re thinking of her! She is located at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago @ 345 East Superior, Chicago - (312) 238-1000.

Please keep Jen in your thoughts and prayers!
 

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A message from Susan Maxwell:

Andy -

Sorry that I missed you and Matt on Sunday. I was a bit worried that Jen would be grouchy during your visit, since she had been a bit of a pill earlier, but mom and dad said that she perked up a bit while you guys were there. I even heard that you guys got smiles! Lucky!

I'm so glad that you had the opportunity to go and visit Jen. I hear that the room is bursting with flowers and I know that the generous gift that you and the motorcycling crew gave for Jen's benefit was and will continue to be greatly appreciated. I can't say "Thank You" enough for all of the support and well wishes that we have received on Jen's behalf.

I know that it's hard to see Jen as she is now, especially with knowing her before the accident. I think of it as she may not be the same Jen that we knew anymore but she's still the same Jen that we love. I hope that you and the other people that visit her see it the same way and continue to stop by when you can. Jen really seems to react well to visitors and it gives her someone other than my parents, my husband and I to look at!

Susan
 
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