April 14 event benefits OffRoad Cycle owners' injured son

Publish Date: 
Apr 12, 2012

The owners of OffRoad Cycle in Delaware Water Gap, Pa., are hosting a fundraiser April 14 to help with medical care and rehabilitation for their 13-year-old son, who was severely injured in a motorcycle crash about two months ago.

Collin Kearney lost control of his bike and wound up in Lehigh Valley Hospital in Salisbury Township fighting for his life. He suffered multiple broken vertebrate, spinal trauma, a cut liver and a broken femur in addition to shattering the left half of his pelvis and losing a third of his colon, according to the Pocono Record.

Parents Mike and Jen say the boy is in good spirits, laughing and clowning around with his twin brother, Kevin on visits at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, two hours away from their store. Collin is still in the intensive care unit.

Saturday – the day before Collin's birthday – area residents can meet at Bangor Area Middle School for a tricky-tray event in Collin's name, with all proceeds to be donated toward the family. Doors open at 11 a.m. with drawings beginning at 2 p.m.

"The support that we've gotten in this debacle has been incredible," Mike Kearney says. "I'm overwhelmed by how much people have helped us."

The parents credit a speedy emergency response and good protective gear for saving Collin’s life. "If my son didn't have all the gear that he had on, he'd be dead," says Jen Kearney.

Posted by Holly Wagner

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