David's media background, deep involvement in Motocross, and his personal
commitment to endurance sports, along with his clear understanding of
the physical and emotional challenges faced when becoming paraplegic,
makes him the perfect candidate to promote Full Circle Foundation. David's presence
on and off camera, his innate ability to write, and his incredible interest
in people will take Full Circle Foundation to a new level of involvement in the world of spinal
cord injury research.
Dear friends in the motocross community,
This letter is about David Bailey. Unfortunately, it is not a time
to talk about how well David is doing at overcoming adversity.
It is not a time to talk about how, once again, David has shown
the unbelievable resolve to overcome recent significant physical
setbacks. This is a letter to ask for help.
Most of you know David's history and dedication to the sport of
motocross. You know of his great successes, and also of the great
sacrifice that David paid, ultimately ending his career and confining
him to a wheelchair for the rest of his life.
Over the past twenty years, David has always lent a hand and done
what he could to help other injured riders when possible. He is
unaware that some of his closest friends and family have now reached
the conclusion that his recent setbacks have simply escalated to
the point of needing emergency financial assistance in an immediate
fashion. David is in a very bad place as we type this. The Phrase “It’ll
get worse, before it gets better” is definitely the case
here. David has already undergone one surgery and is now in need
of financial help for the next. Physically, he is broken and needs
special medical attention immediately - which he cannot afford
at this time.
We are asking the motocross community to please pull together and
help David. Time is of the essence, and the situation is very serious.
We ask that you donate whatever you can afford as soon as possible
to The Full Circle Foundation. This foundation helps athletes like
David to get help when needed, and was founded by one of the Bailey's
good friends a few years ago. The Full Circle Foundation knows
of and understands the very serious position that David is in,
and they will be responsible for making sure your donation helps
Those of us who know David personally understand that he does not
feel comfortable asking people for anything, especially with the
timing of what has happened recently with fellow riders Ernesto
Fonseca and James Marshall. We are currently in the process of
planning other benefits due to the fact that the amount of money
needed is quite substantial. Since immediate medical attention
is of the utmost importance, it is imperative that we begin fundraising
Please Donate today:
Visit www.fullcirclefoundation.com and click on the "Donate Now" link
at the bottom of the page and choose "Clinic Program," or:
Please mail all checks to:
Full Circle Foundation
Attn: David Bailey Fund
3585 Keefer Road
Chico, CA 95973
Full Circle Foundation is a 501c(3) tax-deductible foundation. (All
letters will be forwarded to David and a tax-deductible receipt
will be mailed to you for all checks sent).
Before you finish this letter and decide to perhaps do something
tomorrow or next week, please understand that we would never ask
for help for a person like David Bailey without completely understanding
how dire the situation has become.
Friends of David Bailey
David has developed a very dangerous pressure sore that has become
so deep that it has become life threatening. Insurance is only
taking care of part of the medical costs and David now requires
much needed medical attention that goes beyond insurance. As many
of you know David is the Spokesperson for Full Circle Foundation
and FCF is very involved with the Reeve-Irvine Center. We were
very fortunate to have had time with Christopher Reeve. Unfortunately
for all of us, and the reason for our concern, is that Christopher
died from this same type of infection that David now has, and that
has now made this extremely important.
I am very proud to have David as a friend and incredibly grateful
for all of the work he has done for Full Circle Foundation, especially
the nights he has sat up answering letters and emails consoling
others that have been injured. His continued dedication to our
sport is incredible, and his desire to help others is way beyond
that of a mere mortal. It is now payback time.
President Full Circle Foundation