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​Paul Basagoitia's crash at the 2015 edition of Rampage left him facing an uphill battle to get back on his feet. We here at Vital have been stoked to see him making progress on his road to recovery, so we wanted to take this opportunity to share the latest news.


Straight from, Paul is hard at work and focussed on the road ahead. If you want to help Paul on this journey, Road To Recovery has a fund set up. Currently at an amazing 78% of the stated goal, another push could see it over the top!

From iRideForPaul:

Happy New Year!

JANUARY 8, 2016

Happy New Year! I’m so sorry I haven’t posted much. We have been trying to get used to being home and establishing a productive routine. Paul is doing wonderful. His mental strength has been challenged, but his physical strength is on point. We have had a few setbacks here and there, but his mental drive proves nothing can hold him back from getting on his feet again. We have found that creating structure and a tight schedule works best for us in this journey. Obviously, everything that used to be our first priorities comes secondary and we are truly focusing on daily gains for this injury. There is literally not a second during the day that isn’t spent getting Paul on his feet.

The trophy room is slowly getting taken over by mats, exercise bands, balancing equipment, a vibration plate and a yoga stuff. We have 3 extra rooms for this stuff, but Paul insists on looking at all of his trophies, photos and accomplishments to motivate him. It’s really inspiring to see. Not only did the trophies and photos take blood, sweat, and tears to earn, they are serving a parallel purpose, as the accomplishments that keep giving by motivating him to earn more someday. Paul is doing his PT with an amazing therapist at Spine Nevada who pushes him hard. He spends a total of about 6 hours a day working his booty off. By the end of the day, I usually find him in bed watching House of Cards and mentally preparing for his battle the next day.

We have met some truly incredible people during this process and we continue to feel the love from all of you daily. I know I say it all the time, but we are Blessed, God is good, and Paul is a fighter.

Lots and lots of loves to you all.


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