Please come out and support Ride For Connor and help bring awareness to distracted driving!
January 26th, 2018, Connor Willaford, 22, set out on a ride on his Harley that would forever change his life. As he sat in front of his house, waiting to turn into his driveway, he was hit from behind by a distracted driver going approximately 65 mph. She never saw him, never hit her brakes. Connor was thrown into the air, up and over her vehicle, and landed on the pavement in front of oncoming traffic. Luckily he was wearing a good helmet as he suffered no severe head injuries. However he did sustain several broken ribs, broken hips, a broken leg, broken back, and a severe spinal cord injury resulting in paralysis from his waist down. He spent 2 weeks in the ICU at Kennestone Hospital and was then transported to The Shepherd Center in Atlanta until his release on April 10th, 2018. Ambria, his girlfriend, never left his side. She slept every night in a recliner beside his bed, tending to him throughout the night. Now, she is his full time caregiver and best friend, taking him to therapy, treating his wounds, and loving him through this.
Same thing, same place! Car show, Poker Run, Vendors, live music, food, fun, and fundraising! The last event on July 14, was held in the parking lot of Electric Cowboy, Kennesaw. It was a HUGE success, raising $17,000! It was such a success that we are doing it again! Subscribe to this page to be updated on the progress of that event!
Our goal is to raise the funds needed to provide Connor with his dream truck equipped with hand controls and wheelchair accessibility.
We need your help! Whether you can donate your time, dollars, or Silent Auction items, this can not happen without you! Please contact us and let us know what you can do! Every little bit helps! Silent Auction forms are found under the Ride For Connor tab.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goal of $70,000 to purchase Connor a truck that is modified for him to drive. Your generous donation will help us meet our goal.