Weston Peick Needs Your Help to Get Home from Paris Supercross Crash
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Weston Peick suffered a MASSIVE crash at the Paris Supercross, Receiving 10 Facial Fractures and bruised Body As reported here by DirtBikeRider
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[UPDATE: NOVEMBER 25]
Road 2 Recovery released more information regarding Weston Peick today.
Peick underwent a second surgery, which lasted seven hours, last night to address multiple facial fractures. According to doctors, the second surgery was a success and he is currently recovering at Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière
Doctors are expected to be able to remove his tracheostomy tube as early as Tuesday, November 27. Peick may be able to be released as early as Friday, November 30.
According to his surgeons, the damage he sustained to his right eye will require treatment from a specialist and he will need another less invasive nose surgery once the swelling has gone down.
Below is the full release from R2R. If you’d like to donate to his cause, you can do so here.
Weston Peick is recovering nicely at Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière after a seven hour surgery to address his multiple facial fractures that concluded late yesterday evening. This surgery went longer than expected due to the extensive trauma to and around his eyes and nose. According to Peick’s doctors his second surgery was a success. They were able to repair all the damage he sustained and expect to remove his tracheostomy tube as early as Tuesday, November 27th. With a possible release date as early as Friday, November 30th if he meets all release requirements.
Due to the successfully second surgery that had no complications and the proficient surgically staff, once the tracheostomy tube is removed Peick will be cleared for non-medical assisted air transport. He will be required to have non-assisted commercial air transport but that will be a fraction of the expected cost. Peick will have a long road to a full recovery once he’s back in California. According to his Paris surgeons, the damage he sustained to his right eye will require treatment from a specialist and he will need another less invasive nose surgery once the swelling has gone down.
Peick has had some of the best care possible during this trying time mainly due to the fast response of Eric Peronnard and everyone involved with the Paris Supercross. Louie Peick, Weston’s father and fiancé Kelly would like to thank everyone that has donated to his cause and have sent positive messages and prayers. With this support for Weston, its one less thing that they will have to focus on.
[UPDATE: NOVEMBER 20]
Road 2 Recovery has released further details regarding Weston Peick’s injuries sustained at the Paris Supercross over the weekend, which you can read in full below.
According to R2R, a “first successful surgery was to fix the multiple nose, eye and other facial fractures including two breaks in his jaw and dual dislocation of the jaw bone from his skull.”
Doctors have confirmed that Peick did not suffer any brain or spinal damage and is expected to make a full recovery.
Per the release, “his physicians are assessing his status and starting phase two of his treatment to determine the timeline for his second surgery.”
R2R has set up a fund to help Peick to help cover the cost of an “extended international hospital stay, two surgeries, and medically necessary assisted air transfer.” If you’d like to donate, you can here.
“The road to recovery will be long and painful. More surgeries will be needed. Recovery has only just begun. We are in France and the language barrier is making things even more difficult. I am as broken as he is. There are no words to describe the pain. “I can’t wait to see you [Weston] smiling again!!!”
Kelly Cleland – Peicks fiancée
Read more at: https://www.dirtbikerider.com/news/supercross/international-supercross/weston-peick-injury-update-significant-facial-fractures/
“AutoTrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing rider Weston Peick underwent an extensive first surgery late last night at the hospital he was transported to after a collision with another rider during the opening night of the 2018 Paris Supercross. Peick was heavily sedated to help relieve the extreme pain from his injuries and post-op surgeries. His first successful surgery was to fix the multiple nose, eye and other facial fractures including two breaks in his jaw and dual dislocation of the jaw bone from his skull. His injuries are extensive and very serious but the doctors have confirmed no brain or spinal damage has occurred, and he is expected to make a full recovery. Peick is now awake and under minor sedation to help offset the tremendous pain he is in. His physicians are assessing his status and starting phase two of his treatment to determine the timeline for his second surgery.
Peick, his father Louie, fiancée Kelly, and mechanic Travis are with him as he recovers from his first surgery. Being so far away from home, the medical care they are accustom to, and the language barrier is making the recovery process a bit more difficult on everyone. Staying in France for the second surgery will be a long and expensive process. It is the only option for him, as air transfer is not a safe option yet, due to the trauma he sustained to his face. Peick is expected to undergo his second surgery within seven days from now with a hopeful US transfer date of ten days post-opt making that an expected home arrival around early December. Once he is medically released, both his Paris doctors and US surgeons are expecting him to require medical assisted air transport to safely fly. The total cost to transport him back home to the states is projected around $104,000.00, this is not including the bills from his over three weeks in the hospital.
The extended international hospital stay, two surgeries, and medically necessary assisted air transfer are accumulating towering medical bills that Peick’s international and US insurance policies will not cover 100% of. Longtime supporter of Road 2 Recovery, Peick is now in need of our support. Road 2 Recovery’s board members have approved a grant to contribute to the funds needed to get Weston back home. The medical bills are projected to be far greater than his insurance and the R2R grant can cover. A R2R-Fund has been set up to get him back home. You can help support Weston by making a tax deductible donation here. All funds raised will go towards his substantial medical bills and the medical air transport.
The Peick family’s main goal is to get Weston back home to the States as safely as possible so he can get back to doing what he loves most, racing. Weston’s road back to racing will be a long and difficult one; but one that will be achievable with the support from family, friends, and fans. Any contribution towards Peick’s R2R-Fund is greatly apricated and will go a long way. He and his family are very grateful for all the love, prayer and positive thoughts everyone has sent his way.
Featured image photo credit- Brown Dog Wilson
Body image photo credit- Guy B”