60 Minutes Australia aired their piece with Sam Willoughby on Sunday. They dove in and gave many a hard dose that the reality of life-altering injuries is indeed a profound one. The 15-minute segment is certainly intimate. Be prepared to shed a tear as one of the most loved professional BMX racers faces the long road ahead of him. At this point it is no longer about the next lap, for Sam it is about walking down the aisle with his Fiancé, Alise Post.
While we have all found ourselves healing over falls, very few have experienced this. It still seems surreal that just over one month ago a routine practice went rouge and took down one of the best the world has ever seen. The shining light is seeing the amount of grit Sam has shown to get back on his feet. Good luck finding another athlete with his willpower.
For now, we must all continue to stand in his corner and root for him. This is the biggest race of his life and everyone’s words of encouragement and well wishes are needed now more than ever. If you are able, please follow this link (road2recovery) and donate to the cause. Our help in getting Sam and his family to their goal will surely aid in getting him back to his feet. You are one hell of an inspiration Sammy boy, and we are all behind you….