J. Martin Bourdieu Presented a check from The Sam Thompson Memorial Foundation
J. Martin Bourdieu being presented a check from The Sam Thompson Memorial Foundation to help ease his financial burdens.
Martin suffered severe injuries in a spill on November 24th during a race. Broken femur, multiple broke ribs (in front and back, right and left) and punctured lungs, requiring ventilation during his surgery. While the surgery was a success, and he is doing as well as can be expected, the process is a long one, with some obstacles, in which will tell when and if, he returns to the saddle. (Martin suffered a similar femur break last spring and was off until October.)
Martin and his wife Krystal are raising four children, and no matter how successful of a rider you may be, bills are still present even when there is no income.