Generous Donations Grant Paralyzed Jockey New Wheelchair Accessible Home

by | 12.15.2015 | 2:41pm
Alyssa Selman

Thanks to generous donations from across North America, paralyzed jockey Alyssa Selman has been able to purchase a wheelchair-accessible home in the area she grew up, according to CBC News Manitoba. The 29-year-old was injured when throw from her mount on June 27 at Assiniboia Downs in Winnipeg, Canada.

A GoFundMe account was set up shortly thereafter, and donations were also accepted by the Manitoba Horseman's Benevolent and Protective Association. Fundraisers like a benefit and necklace sales helped bolster the total number to over $118,000, according to the report.

A note posted on Selman's GoFundMe page states that “she simply cannot believe the support that she has received…she has heartfelt appreciation.”

Ready more at CBC News Manitoba.

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