Photo: Justin Kosman
This year has been one of the toughest without a doubt, and the bad news keeps rolling in. We just got word that Simon Tabron suffered a heart attack, and then a stroke a few days later. Simon is in the hospital battling it out and doctors are working hard to figure out what’s going on. There has been a GoFundMe Page setup to help Simon and his family out with the medical bills that are piling up. This is definitely a tough time and they could use your help. If you have a few dollars to spare, donate if you can. If you don’t, you can help spread the word by sharing this LINK.
“Hello everyone. My name is Chad Kagy and my dear friend Simon Tabron is in need of our support.
Simon Tabron is a beloved 46-year-old husband, father and decorated pro-BMXer, having earned 8 World Championship Titles and 20 X Games medals. On September 7, 2020 his family’s world was shattered when he suffered a cardiac arrest and, days later, a stroke. As we write this, Simon has been moved from ICU on life support to neurological division as doctors race to understand the cause of these catastrophic events and the long term effect they will have on Simon’s ability to speak, walk, and work.
This devastating blow comes on the heels of an already difficult season in his family’s life. Just last January, after being diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy (terminal heart failure) and spending nearly a year in and out of hospitals, Simon’s 5 year-old daughter Scarlett received a life-saving heart transplant. Though Scarlett is thriving today, the family continues to be faced with the emotional and financial impact of her fight, less than two years ago.
At the moment we have more questions than answers and will update everyone whenever possible. We will post updates through this GoFundMe page to keep communication consistent and accessible.
The goal for this Go Fund Me is raising money to handle things such as a meal delivery service and day-to-day expenses that will allow Shanna to focus on Dylan & Scarlett through these challenging times. The Tabrons have a long road ahead of them and the medical bills will quickly add up so all donations will assist the Tabrons with daily life and medical bills.
Thank you in advance for your help during these challenging times.” – Chad Kagy
Check out more and donate over on the GoFundMe Page!