Lauren Shafer, daughter of long-time Illinois hillclimber, Central IL Motorcycle Club member, etc. etc. Steve Shafer, was seriously hurt with a spinal cord injury at a hillclimb this past weekend. She was airlifted from the event to a local hospital, and has now been transported to a hospital closer to home in Urbana, IL.
This is the kind of injury that can happen to any of us, at any time, on any bike. Lauren seems to be doing well, but she’s got a long way to full recovery and the medical bills, even considering what insurance will cover, will probably be huge.
Please help Lauren and the Shafer family in this time of crisis by donating to the GoFundMe page started for her by a local friend of the family. The Shafers are a bedrock family of hillclimbing in Illinois, and they’d give their last dollar to help a stranger in need.