Road 2 Recovery Opens Fundraising Campaign to Support Kai Sakakibara

Courtesy of Road 2 Recovery

ENCINITAS, Calif.  – The Road 2 Recovery Foundation has established a fundraising campaign to support Australian Olympic BMX cycling hopeful Kai Sakakibara, who suffered a major crash on Saturday, February 7th during the opening heat of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Bathurst, Australia. 

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The 23-year-old rider underwent surgery on Sunday to relieve pressure on his brain following the serious crash. Sakakibara has been in a coma in Canberra Hospital since the accident, initially doctors were not confident he would survive but he has been fighting hard and doctors are now more optimistic he will make it.

“We understand the road ahead will be a long and difficult one, we are staying positive and taking things day by day,” a statement from Sakakibara’s family said Wednesday. “There isn’t much we can do at this point, but Kai needs your support and your positive energy sent his way.”

Due to his extended stay in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and extensive rehabilitation requirements, Sakakibara’smedical bills are expected to be substantial even after his insurance is applied; therefore, the Road to Recovery Foundation has opened a fundraising campaign to assist with medical bills. If you are able, please donate to Kai’s page here.

As more information on Kai’s recovery becomes available, we will update his R2R page here. We encourage everyone to leave positive messages of support on Kai’s R2R page for him to read. Kai and his family thank you for your generosity and support during this difficult time. 
For more information on Road 2 Recovery, upcoming events and athlete updates, visit or click here to make a donation.

Photo Credit- Craig Dutton

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