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11-06-2007, 06:32 PM
Jessica is 13 years old and loves motocross. She had a very tough crash while running in second place and trying to avoid another downed rider in a blind spot on the track.
She severely injured her wrist and had successful surgery to put it back together. The prognosis is good and she is in good spirits.
Wish her the best!
11-06-2007, 07:42 PM
Jessica - we are thinking of you and pulling for a quick recovery! Did your bike make it through the crash any better than you did?
11-07-2007, 06:01 AM
Ditto what Showtime said! :D
Get well Jessica and good luck with the PT ahead of you, don't try and rush that very important step! Take care and please keep us updated.
Riding the Metro
11-08-2007, 07:33 PM
Get well Jessica. We wish you a fast and speedy recovery.
11-08-2007, 09:39 PM
Keep your chin up ! You will be back on the bike in no time !
11-09-2007, 07:44 AM
We're thinking of you Jessica! Be patient and take care of yourself and I'm sure you'll be riding again in no time!
11-09-2007, 08:35 AM
Wishing you a quick and full recovery, Jessica! Work hard and this will all be behind you before you know it!
11-20-2007, 12:56 PM
Hi to all,
This is Jessica's Dad. I didn't realize Tony had posted this until today. Anyway Jessica is still doing fine. She goes back to her orthopedic on 11-26-07. Doctor says they will remove the cast and if the xrays look good and she promises him to not ride her bike or her horse he will not re-cast it. The bad thing about it though is she will have to have another surgery to remove the plate and screws so there will be more down time for her.:cry: Someone had ask about her bike, well it fared okay. The handlebars are real messed up and the rear fender hase a hole in it from the subframe. She say she wants to leave the fender so everyone can see her battle scars. I think the ones on her arm would be more impressive if she has to have battle scars. Thank you all for your Kind words and a big thank you to Tony for all you have done and for posting this. I don't know if I can post videos on this site or not but I have her crash in digital form so if someone could direct me I will post it. It makes me sick to my stomach to watch it.
Jody, Dawn and Jessica Cook
11-21-2007, 12:30 PM
Here is the xrays of Jessica's arm after surgery.
Jessica you have a great attitude. I keep all my plastic parts zip tied together to show off my battle scars too... and I am 39... OK 46 !
Just a thought but Christmas is coming up... so make sure you milk this really good... just kidding Dad !
Get well soon Jessica !
11-21-2007, 09:40 PM
Ooooh yeh! Nice pictures...:thumb I too have my metal parts saved for show and tell (and I have Jeff beat by a couple of years!). :D
11-23-2007, 08:39 PM
hi!!!! this is jessica!!!!!
thank you to everybody for all the warm wishes and all the get well soons!! thanks guys for all your support!!! i also would like to say thank you to my mom and dad! if it wasnt for you guys i would not have made it!!!!! i love you very much!!!!!
11-23-2007, 11:26 PM
Im so glad that you joined the forum ! Please keep us updated on your recovery. :-)
11-26-2007, 09:05 PM
She got her cast off today and Doc said everything looked good. She is going to start Therapy Wed. so wish her luck. Those first few sessions will be tough for her. Thanks everyone for your prayers. I'm going to try and post the video of her crash on My Website and Post a link here to it. You really can't see much after she impacts the other bike and goes over the bars but you can see her bike fliping behind the jump.
11-27-2007, 06:17 AM
Here is a link to the Crash Video. I don't know if it will work or not. I'm not to savy with that kind of stuff.
The link is not working. Anybody know how to do this?
11-27-2007, 08:21 AM
Good luck in therapy, Jessica! It will be tough in the beginning, but SO worth it in the end!!
Keep us updated!
11-27-2007, 09:12 AM
Best wishes to a great kid.
11-27-2007, 09:19 AM
Maybe Admin can help with that link? Try emailing it (or sending a PM to Admin) to firstname.lastname@example.org. :thumb
Jessica - we'll be rooting for you in physical therapy! Good luck!!:)
11-27-2007, 04:05 PM
thanks guys for the support!!!! i appreciate it!!!!!! :) i am absolutely dying to get back on my bike!!!! and back to racing!!!!! but again thanks guys for your support!!!!!! :) :) :) :) :)
12-11-2007, 05:11 PM
Here's the latest from the Cook family. Jessica, we're all pulling for you and anxiously awaiting the first photos of your return to riding!!!
Jessica is making progress with the therapy. She will go back to her doctor on Dec 27th and hope fully we will find out if she will need to have the plate and screws removed. I'm hoping that will not have to happen. Her doctor is going to prescribe her one of the CTI Wrist braces so that she can ride with it. Her doctor is a really cool guy. He told us that he thought it was awesome that she rode motorcycles and horses. All the other doctors she seen made us feel awful for letting her. We strive to make her happy and give her every opportunity we can. I think getting hurt or god forbid killed doing something like this is a lot better than getting into drugs and all the stuff that goes along with them. I know if parents would be more involved in what there kids are doing there wouldn't be all the drug problems. I think motocross, horse riding and really any sport teaches our kids responsibility and how to make rational decisions whether it be choosing the right line to take on the track, how hard to push you horse to get the best time or take the shot or pass to a open teammate. Basically keep there minds active and engaged and not just sitting on the couch. I guess the way I look at it is there is more people including kids hurt or killed in car wrecks than on motorcycles. There are risk with every thing we do. We will all get hurt at some point in our life someway so we must take every step to protect ourselves and go ahead and take the challenges that come in life. Always know your limits and parents shouldn't push their kids to do something they are not ready for. To be safe we must all progress at our own speed not how our buddies think and even kids can tell when there ready for something new, but parents should be their guidance and consoler. Enough of the rambling. Were you able to find a volunteer in our area? I've been thinking about after we get through Christmas and this broke arm becoming a volunteer for our area and really promoting RDF. Again thank you for all you do.
12-13-2007, 06:21 AM
Gear bag made it to Jessica safely. Handlebars should be next! Here's a message from dad.
THANK YOU so much. We just got home and got the ARC gearbag full of stuff - Jessica was SO EXCITED!! We have taken lots of pictures of her with the stuff. Thank you so very much.
I know you just mentioned a set of handlebars too. I don't know if those were sent in a seperate package, but Fed Ex just left one carton and it was the one with the gearbag, so I thought I'd let you know that.
As soon as I can get these pictures uploaded of her with the gearbag of stuff, I will send them. Again, thank you for all that you and RiderDown do for the riders and their families.
12-13-2007, 09:15 AM
Nice - can't wait to see the pics! :thumb
12-13-2007, 11:00 AM
Very cool! I am sure the pics will be great to see!
12-13-2007, 06:25 PM
Here are the pictures of Jessica when we gave her the gearbag from RDF.
Thank you so much it really means alot to know that there is still people in this world that care enough to do something like this for a total strangers. You guys rock. We consider everybody here at RDF as our friends. Maybe one day soon we can meet in person to say thank you. To Tony, even though we have not met I can say that you are great and caring person and we are greatful for all your efforts.
12-13-2007, 06:36 PM
here are a few more and one of Jessica Riding
12-15-2007, 01:20 PM
Good stuff!!!!! Can't wait to see her return to riding.
Riding the Metro
12-15-2007, 06:22 PM
Awesome photos jcook12345 - thanks for sharing.
12-16-2007, 07:40 AM
We are so glad that Jessica is doing well and that she has enjoyed the ARC Angel Gear Bag. We package those with love and best wishes! Thanks for posting all the great pics!!
We hope you continue to make progress. Have fun with that Texas Hold 'Em game........ :thumb
12-21-2007, 11:42 AM
hey guys!!!! last night, (12/20/07) I RODE MY BIKE FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE CRASH!!!!! :D :D :D i was so exited!!! and i still am!!!!! i will be sure to get dad to get some pics next time i ride!!!!! :cool
01-24-2008, 07:26 PM
Here are pics of Jessica and the Handle Bars that came from Rider Down and also some of her back to riding a Calhoun SX with the new bars. Thanks again for everything. Rider Down is awesome. The pics were taking with a cheap digital so the quality isn't that great. We are going to Twin Peaks This weekend so we will have better pics soon.
01-25-2008, 06:56 AM
Im glad to see you back on the bike. Ride safe and I look forward to seeing more riding pics !!
01-25-2008, 09:51 AM
Those are great! I'm so glad Jessica liked the bars, and she's back on the bike, ready to race! Good Luck!
Love the gear, too! My daughter got the same set for Christmas, but in the tan/gold color! =)
01-25-2008, 10:06 AM
Go get-em Jess.
01-25-2008, 10:57 AM
Right on Jessica!! :thumb Thanks for the pictures, it's great to see you back on the bike!
01-29-2008, 12:36 PM
hey guys!!!!! this past weekend (1/27/08) they had a practice day at the track that i wrecked at!!! we went and i had a blast!!!! wrecked my second lap so i got it over with first thing and did great the rest of the day!!! dad got like a 3 ft trophy!!! go dad!! so just thought id let yal no i rode there!!! cant wait to race!!!!
01-29-2008, 08:58 PM
Jess - congrats on getting back out there! It's always good to get that next crash out of the way and it sounds like you wasted no time!!
Congrats to your Dad too! Keep up the great work.
01-30-2008, 08:27 AM
Sounds awesome! Way to go Jessica!
Keep us updated on your season when you get to go racing...Good Luck!!!
02-12-2008, 11:56 AM
Jess - are you planning on going to the Atlanta SX by chance? If so shoot me a PM, I'm planning on being there with some other riders that we've helped and would love to meet you. :thumb
02-12-2008, 02:03 PM
Sounds like we have another trooper on the mend...Good news!
All the best from the Plouffe family and we hope to see you back on 2 wheels when your ALL heeled!
03-14-2008, 08:15 PM
Here are some pictures of my bike with the Rider Down Graphics. We hope to race this Sunday, if we do I'll get some pics out on the track. Its been raining off and on today and its forecast for rain tommorrow also so we'll see. Anyway here they are.:thumb
03-14-2008, 10:41 PM
Those graphics look great! :thumb
I hope you get to race this weekend.
03-15-2008, 08:50 AM
Jess - right on, the new graphics look great! Nice job - that bike looks fast just sitting still! :D
03-18-2008, 10:48 AM
Jessica and I had our first race of the season this past weekend and we both did great. Jessica placed first in both motos in the womens class. The track officials wouldn't let her run in the girls class with the CRF150RB. Last year I ran in the 125 classes but my stamnia isn't as good as those youg fellows out there and I was getting tired and still pushing myself to much to keep up which is not a good combo. Anyway I raced the 35+ class, I think I was the only one on a 250F. Everyone else was on 450Fs. I didn't know just how much dirt and rocks one of those things can sling.:yikes In both motos Off the gate I got killed but by half a lap I worked my way to the front and never looked back taking first over all. I guess all those races with the younger guys made this class seem easy:D . Also on a more important note I was given the okay to speak at the riders meeting about RDF. I talked about 3 mins. and everyone seemed very interested in what I was saying. I had several people stop me and ask for more info, which I gladly gave. It was good that We had actually experienced what RDF can do and was able to share that with everybody. I handed out a bunch of flyers and all the arm bands to the kids.(Bruce I need more arm bands if possible):thumb Dawn took about 150 pictures so as soon as we can go through them I will post some for all to see. The announcer talked about RDF during the whole day while plugging in the RDF web address so I know every one at that race has heard about RDF.:thumb Pictures comming soon.
03-18-2008, 10:58 AM
Great news, Jody. Awesome job by you and Jess.
03-18-2008, 10:59 AM
Jody that's great news about both you & Jess, congratulations! Working your way through the pack on a smaller bike feels pretty good eh? :thumb
Thanks for pimping RDF at the race, I can't wait to see some pics! We'll try to get some more wristbands to you and a donation jar to help keep things afloat! We really appreciate all of your support.
03-19-2008, 08:32 PM
Here are some pics of our race weekend.
03-19-2008, 09:42 PM
Awesome pics! GREAT JOB!!
03-20-2008, 06:06 AM
Great job, Guys!!!!
Riding the Metro
03-20-2008, 08:44 AM
Congratulations on your first place finishes Jessica, well done. Thanks for helping spread the word, Jody.
Great action pics.
03-20-2008, 04:22 PM
Glad to hear you're riding again..The Mayzak Family is pulling for you!
04-18-2008, 05:18 PM
hey guys!!! all is well here!!! very happy to be back to racing!!! if yall get a chance check out my sponsorhouse!!!
or if that dont work just go to sponsorhouse.com and search my name!!!
Walker Sky Ranch
04-22-2008, 09:48 PM
I wish you a speedy recovery..
Wow, thats a bit of metal in that wrist! :thumb Thanks for post Dad!
06-22-2008, 06:33 PM
hello to all!!! just wanted to let everybody no everything is going well!!! my wrist is doing really good... haha my dad and bro are another story... im the only racer left in the clan right now... daddy tore ligaments and tendons in his ankle bout 3 weeks ago... and last weekend my bro came up short on a triple and has 2 hairline fractures in his wrist... so please keep them in your thoughts and prayers!!! im having a great time being back in racing!!! @ the last race we went to i got 6th in the supermini class.... had a bad start in the first moto... 2 bikes stuck on top of you really isnt fun.... but at least i wasnt hurt!!! i will be putting current pics on here soon!!! hopefully!!! thanks to all again for all your support during my hard times!!! we have referred several ppl to the riderdown forum!!! yal are just great!!!
06-24-2008, 09:09 AM
Please let your dad and brother know we are thinking of them and wishing them well. We're glad to hear how well you are doing!! Thank you for keeping us posted!
06-24-2008, 12:43 PM
Jessica, so sorry to read that your dad and bro are injured right now.
It's good to read you're enjoying racing and also glad that you didn't get hurt in the first turn pileup. Pics would be great!
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