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4/17/2013 2:55 PM

Let's ignore the other threads full of silliness, get to to the point, Kyle Goerke, Matt Goerke's younger brother needs your help, needs everyone's help

He's in a terrible situation and he will be lucky if he doesn't lose the leg. From my understanding, he basically smashed everything from the knee down, including ankle and foot. It's almost as if his lower leg exploded.

The Goerke's are good people, and they're not some rich well-to-do spoiled kid family, Dad is a firefighter and, honestly, I don't remember what Mom is doing at the moment.

Kyle could really use the help, so go dig in the seat cushions, probably needs it anyway, throw out the Cheetos and Dorito crumbs, and donate the rest to Kyle to help him out, because whether he keeps or loses that leg, it's going to be an expensive operation followed by therapy and more.

Help them out, please

http://www.gofundme.com/2maxhc

There was some pretty nasty photos of his leg on there, but I guess they removed them.

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4/17/2013 2:57 PM

Oh, sticky please??

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4/17/2013 3:04 PM

they're not some rich well-to-do spoiled kid family,

I'm not sure that line needs to be in there
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4/17/2013 3:06 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/17/2013 3:06 PM

Choppy wrote: they're not some rich well-to-do spoiled kid family,

I'm not sure that line needs to be in there

I'm not really worried about that at the moment, and I would appreciate you keeping your comments on this topic positive.

Help or don't, but there's no need to come trash up a thread to help a good family that needs it.

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4/17/2013 3:10 PM

Done

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4/17/2013 3:10 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/17/2013 3:11 PM

Choppy wrote: they're not some rich well-to-do spoiled kid family,

I'm not sure that line needs to be in there
flarider wrote:

I'm not really worried about that at the moment, and I would appreciate you keeping your comments on this topic positive.

...more

I was helping by showing that you might want to get rid of that section, as to not alienate or cause anyone to say something dumb or political. If you don't want the help on the writing that's fine.

I wasn't attempting to trash anything up.

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4/17/2013 3:26 PM

Let's either keep this at the top of the page by upping it or sticky it no?

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4/17/2013 4:18 PM

Choppy wrote: they're not some rich well-to-do spoiled kid family,

I'm not sure that line needs to be in there

Choppy.... Dave did that for a reason. Basically so it doesnt have to be argued over later. I happened to see a pic of his leg and it is horrible. Will def be donating.

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4/17/2013 6:39 PM

Best wishes I hope he keeps it never like hearing that

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4/17/2013 7:16 PM

I've been lurking for awhile. Worthy cause, Best wishes to the Goerke family.

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4/17/2013 8:00 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/17/2013 8:13 PM

Choppy wrote: they're not some rich well-to-do spoiled kid family,

I'm not sure that line needs to be in there
35smom wrote:

Choppy.... Dave did that for a reason. Basically so it doesnt have to be argued over later. I happened to see a pic of his leg ...more

Same here. I didn't mean for my comment to be anything bad or argumentative. I just felt saying something such as the dad is a firefighter and money is very tight or something of the sort would sound better and not lead to some dumb comments I see people saying.

I only said it as a means to help.

I met the family years ago at Lake Whitney. They're the type of family that raised their kids right while taking them to the races. A true moto family and a model of how a family can raise kids correct and become closer through racing.

I've donated what I could and hope others will do the same.

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4/17/2013 8:07 PM

Done

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I'm goin' off the rails on a crazy train

4/17/2013 8:30 PM

Done. The Goerke's are good people.

I remember when I Kyle was riding Matt's KX60 for the first time at Pax Trax. He had only rode 50's at this point, so his dad stuck him in first gear and off he went. I then showed Kyle how to shift and he was rippin' around the pits grabbing gears WFO.
He'll be back rippin' soon enough.

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Mike

4/18/2013 5:52 AM

What happened to him? Mx accident?

Wishing him the best and a speedy recovery.

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4/18/2013 6:38 AM

HenryA wrote:

What happened to him? Mx accident?

Wishing him the best and a speedy recovery.

Bad crash at Atlanta SX
I didn't see the crash, only him on ground after.
I did see him in a wheelchair at Daytona, and you could see by the way his foot was positioned in the external fixator, it's pretty fucked.
Even by that point, which was two week later, if I remember right, it was still too swollen to do any initial surgeries.

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4/18/2013 7:22 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/18/2013 7:23 AM

Done.

Get well Kyle want to at least see you back out there cashing in on the local money races again! It was always fun to watch you ride.

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4/18/2013 12:20 PM

Great job, Guys! Awesome.
Almost $3500 in one day!

But don't forget, don't let it fall to the wayside....tell your friends, post on Facebook, Twitter and elsewhere
Share with your friends

Share the wealth of your good health with someone who can use it about now

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4/18/2013 6:12 PM

I just visited Kyle today. His leg is still looking pretty gross. They have to keep cleaning dead tissue out. He has to use some special vacuum thing to keep fresh blood to the area. He is still a long way from being in the clear and being able to keep his foot/leg. He may need to have muscle transplanted to his foot/ shin if the tissue doesn't heal properly.

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4/19/2013 12:04 AM

We went through this with Jake's real close friend, his skin wouldn't grow over the plate on his shin. Poor kid looked like a robot for almost 6 months. Only reason I'm saying this is because everything worked out in the end, so Kyle if you're reading this the power of prayer and never give up attitude will get you through this!!!

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4/19/2013 4:43 AM

Great job, guys!

You've met the goal, but you know it's not enough, so keep telling your friends!

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4/19/2013 6:20 AM

flarider wrote:

Great job, guys!

You've met the goal, but you know it's not enough, so keep telling your friends!

good on you for getting this out to the masses, we saw him at bostwick a few weeks ago, and most helped with what they could, just an idea here...some sort of ride day, or maybe at Dade city they can do a percentage to Kyle on a race day...

Kyle had a positive attiude considering the potential of a life changing circumstance...

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4/19/2013 11:58 AM

Something similar just happened to Josh Demuth last year. It's a terrible thing to be on the edge of losing a limb. Best wishes and a donation to Kyle.

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4/19/2013 12:28 PM

I just got off the phone with Kyle's dad, and they are grateful and overwhelmed with the love and support from everyone. Kyle is actually going back into surgery (again) today, seems there's some infection in and around the bone/plates and grafting...just a real mess. It's safe to say that Kyle, the family and even the doctors are all pretty much going into any surgery with an open mind and understanding that there could be any kind of outcome, because they won't know until they get in there and can poke around.
The plan is to save it, but everyone knows that may not happen and there may not be a lot of warning.

But back to what I really wanted to convey, for both myself and for the Goerke family, Thank you.

Thank you from the bottom of all our hearts for all of, not only your contributions, but for your well wishes and prayers.

Kyle is looking down a long dark path, no matter which way it goes, but he'll go down that path knowing people like you, his extended motocross family, genuinely cares.

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4/19/2013 2:19 PM

I am giving what I can. We've known the Goerke's for a while, they are GREAT people, and i know they will humbled and greatly appreciate any help at all. I saw Kyle at Daytona and even while he was obviously in pain, he was more concerned with how WE were doing, what we have been up to, and excited to see us. Amazing. And Gary Goerke is just a class act and awesome indiviudal. Gary, if you read this, you and your guys are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dave, if you organize a ride day or a riding school by a group of pro riders, count us in.

The DeVillo Family

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4/19/2013 2:54 PM

just donated but plan to donate again once i get paid at the beginning of the month. i have meet the goerke family from just racing around all over florida and they are great people. hope everything comes out for the best.

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4/19/2013 5:43 PM

Done.

In the future feel free to drop me an e-mail w/ a link...otherwise it could take my stupid-ass FOREVER to get on-board (it's my 2014 Silly-Season).

Dave, I'm Grateful to be part of your Pro-Moto-Help-League & I'm proud of the things you've done for our sport & ALL the athletes you've helped.

Thank you,

Manny

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4/20/2013 8:34 AM

Latest update from Kyle's girlfriend: So Kyle is going to have his plates out then a muscle graph and external fixture and a couple more surgery to make his leg were he can walk so well be in the hostipal for at least a month sad so we haven't got good news but dr Augustine is doing great job trying to save his leg!

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4/20/2013 10:46 AM

wow, good luck to him.

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4/20/2013 1:14 PM

He is going to be in the hospital in Jacksonville for A MINIMUM of a month following this surgery.

Big money there, kids.

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4/20/2013 10:52 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/20/2013 10:59 PM

Donation sent.

Katoomey seems like a tight ass, and I'm talking as tight as a fishes ass, and that's water tight.

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