My name is Billy Davis, and on May 19th, 2012 I was in a horrible motorcycle accident that almost took my life. After 11 hours of surgery, four blood transfusions, flat-lining twice, and five days in a coma having some very lucid dreams I abruptly woke up and shouted, "Can a brotha get a cheeseburger and a Coke?!" I was alive but forever changed. I was also an amputee. Never one to back down from a challenged I immediately saw a path to my recovery through doing a triathlon.
I didn't know how to swim and didn't particularly like running distances. But I knew that conquering the challenge of endurance sports would make the daily task of being an amputee something I would barely notice.
The real challenge was just beginning. And it wasn’t just physical, but mental and emotional. I also had to deal with the fact that I had I hard time finding prosthetic legs to keep up with me. Much less prosthetics I would eventually use for cycling and running in triathlons.
This will be my 4th year turning a day that changed my life into an event that benefits other amputees. Since 2015 I've used these Spring and Summer months to raise money for charities that support aumputees. This year I have chosen an organization that is near and dear to me, Achilles Internataional! https://www.achillesinternational.org/
Achilles empowers people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream running events in order to promote personal achievement. As a member of Tri-Achilles, I'm achieving goals I never thought were possible. My goal is to raise $35K. And I can't do it alone. My request is that you donate the cost of a cheeseburger to the fund. And for you all to take part in our Cheeseburger Day events at Crunch!
Please join me and the rest of the rest Crunch Team.
Thank you again of your support!