Most of you know my story. If you don't, the long version is at robbalucas.com/whathappened.
On September 5, 2015 – the weekend prior to my first 70.3 IRONMAN – on a routine training bicycle ride, I lost control of my bike on downhill switchbacks, crossed over the oncoming lane and went over the side of a hill.
I had a broken collarbone, several cracked ribs, a 70% collapsed lung, and worst of all an L1 burst fracture in the lumbar spine. The very next day after my fall, the doctors performed a spinal fusion. It has left me paralyzed in a wheelchair without any feeling or control of my legs.
I set a goal to do a triathlon within a year of my injury.
With the support of CAF I was able to do 3 triathlons after attending their paratrathlon camp. Since then CAF has given me grants to be coached and travel to 4 70.3 IRONMANS and many other races and rides; including the iconic Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon.
Now, help me support CAF to continue their incredible mission to help people like me with the power of sport. My $1,500 goal is a dollar more than a grant for an athlete. A pay it forward!