Update June 17: Tim is OK. But he’s in rough shape. On Thursday June 15th Tim was struck by an F-150 on Alabama Route 86 about 40 miles outside of Tuscaloosa. He was rushed to DCH Medical Center in Tuscaloosa before being transferred to UAB Birmingham due to the severity.
Tim has a burst fracture in his lower back as well as a (minor) broken neck, minor fractures up his spine, a fracture in his face, a significant number of teeth are gone, and his face is scraped up real good. He was admitted into surgery Friday afternoon to fuse vertebrae T11 to L3. The six hour procedure went well and he is in good spirits and will be cared for at the University of Birmingham Hospital. He will be heading back to Chicago this week and recovering with his parents for the next few months.
Regretfully, Tim’s journey to bike all 30 this season is over.
But his endeavor continues. Tim remains the captain of B4B 2017 and his goals of raising money to establish a scholarship for mentees hoping to pursue a higher education remains intact.
There has been an a wonderful outpouring of support and well-wishes from Tim’s friends, family, as well as both the biking and baseball communities.
The most common question has overwhelmingly been, “what can I do?” To which Tim has made the following statement: