42 responses

  1. caitlin
    March 12, 2009

    YAY kelly! you are hardcore. thanks for spreading this message.

  2. Debbie
    March 12, 2009

    You are an amazing woman with an amazing story. I’m sure you will be back at it very soon.

    Thank you for posting about bike helmets. I hate to admit it, but I rarely wear a helmet. My excuse has always been that I don’t consider myself an avid rider, I just ride short distances in my neighborhood. After reading about your experience, I will be getting a new helmet, one that fits correctly and I promise to wear it:)

    Thanks Kelly and good luck to you!!!!!

  3. Becca A
    March 12, 2009

    Thank you for sharing your story! As Caitlin said, you are hardcore!

  4. Kaneil, Balance is Best
    March 12, 2009

    Wow, thanks so much for sharing! You are amazing and I’m so happy that you are strong and healthy. You’re one smart cookie!

    Take care and I hope that you are feeling 100% soon!

    Kaneil, balanceisbest

  5. fitforfree
    March 12, 2009

    What an awesome post! Thank you so much for sharing your story! I’ll never go without a helmet again . . .

  6. Annie
    March 12, 2009

    Wow–thank you so much for sharing your story, Kelly. You are amazing!! Like so many people have said, I will never go without a helmet again.Take care!

  7. snackface
    March 12, 2009

    Kelly, thank you so much for sharing your story! You are incredible!

  8. brandi
    March 12, 2009

    Thanks so much for sharing, Kelly. I am so happy you’re okay!

  9. Diana (Soap & Chocolate)
    March 12, 2009

    Wow, I am having sympathy terror over here! I’m so glad you’re alright. Thanks for sharing your story!

  10. Julie
    March 12, 2009

    Gosh that looks so painful. You are a trooper!

  11. Amanda
    March 12, 2009

    I am so glad that you are alright! Your story has definitely made an impact on me. I wear a helmet to ski, so why wouldn’t I to ride a bike? Seems so simple! (PS REMEMBER A HELMET WHEN SKIING)

  12. angiismyname
    March 12, 2009

    Kelly, everytime I read about what happened I get all teary eyed and start crying. You scared the crap out of me and everyone else and I am so grateful that you were wearing that helmet and came out of the accident with out any serious injury. Love you!

  13. Danielle
    March 12, 2009

    So sorry you had to go through that Kelly, but you are spreading the message about how important helmets are, you could possibly save someone else’s life with your story!
    Hope you continue to recover quickly!

  14. Amanda @ Fake Ginger
    March 12, 2009

    You are a wonder! Those bruises and marks are horrible, but geez… I’m amazed by you. Seriously.

    I have never in my life worn a helmet but if I ever get into biking, I most definitely will after hearing what you went through. You’d be glad to know that my 2 year old already has one. :)

  15. Bec
    March 12, 2009

    Such an important message! I have definitely been guilty of not wearing my helmet on quick rides, but I will definitely be wearning mine all the time now. Glad you are doing ok:)

  16. Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    March 12, 2009

    Kelly, we are all so happy that you are okay and here to share your story with us! Thank you!

  17. Andrea
    March 12, 2009

    You and your family are so blessed that you are still here to share your story with us. I’m sorry you had to go through this, but hopefully your experience can reach others.

  18. VeggieGirl
    March 12, 2009

    I am BEYOND touched by your story, Kelly.

  19. Leah
    March 12, 2009

    Love this post! I’m so glad you are ok Kelly! I don’t even know you but I felt so worried for you on the weekend. Take care.

  20. Natalie
    March 12, 2009

    Thanks for sharing your story Kelly! Your truly inspiring!

  21. biz319
    March 12, 2009

    Thanks for sharing this story Kelly and I will save a link to it to show it to my daughter when she balks at wearing a helmet “when we are just riding around the neighborhood!”

    So glad you are okay and hope you heal quick! Hugs!

  22. Shelby
    March 12, 2009

    I’m am so happy you are okay Kelly! I’m so inspired by you and will be sure to get a helmet before riding my bike when it gets warmer out.

  23. Sweet and Fit
    March 12, 2009

    this is such a great post! I’m so glad kelly is ok! this is really eye-opening for me, because I also hated wearing helmets. thanks for the wake-up call =)

  24. Natalie
    March 12, 2009

    Glad you’re here to tell your tale Kelly! Thank you so much for sharing your story and the pics… it was a very brave thing to do.

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    March 12, 2009


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  26. ksgoodeats
    March 12, 2009

    Thanks for posting this! It truly is a miracle that you’re relatively okay – I’m still praying for a speedy recovery for you!!

  27. Sarah W.
    March 12, 2009

    I’m so happy you are safe & sound! Rough bruises! lets call them battle wounds :) take care!!

  28. Erin
    March 12, 2009

    I’m so glad to see you recovered! This is such a good message, thanks for posting!!

  29. Hangry Pants
    March 12, 2009

    Hi Kelly, So glad to hear you’re doing ok. Thanks for spreading your helmet wearing message!!!

  30. Derek
    March 12, 2009

    Kelly, take the “advocating to wear helmets” school idea and run with it. Maybe start with younger grades and work your way up. GREAT idea!

  31. marafaye
    March 12, 2009

    I’m so glad you’re ok!!!!!

  32. Run Saraaah
    March 12, 2009

    Awesome post and message! When I was younger and wearing a helmet was thought to be uncool, I didn’t around my neighbourhood…good point in advocating that even close to home a helmet is essential!

  33. kristi
    March 12, 2009

    Great post! Thanks for the reminder!

  34. Rose
    March 12, 2009

    Oh my goodness, Kelly. I’m so glad you’re OK. Thanks for sharing your story!

  35. Erica
    March 12, 2009

    Kelly! We are SO SO glad you are ok! I cannot believe the pictures. Thank god for the helmet!

  36. Sammie
    March 12, 2009

    Kelly that was a great post. I am gad you are ok. I agree – ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET. You are one tough cookie!!

  37. Melissa S.
    March 12, 2009

    heck yeah you’re a badass. i mean really, how could you not be?!

  38. Sarah
    March 12, 2009

    wow, kelly, you’ve been through so much!! thanks for sharing your story — we’re all SO glad that you’re ok. and way to get right back on the horse!!

  39. Amy
    March 12, 2009

    You are an angel among us. I am honestly inspired by your story and willingness to share. Thank you so much. You have been in my thoughts and prayers since I heard of the accident. Thank GOD you are well. Keep your positive outlook!

    Lots of Love & wishes for good health,

  40. meaghen1
    March 12, 2009

    You are a certified badass and beyond inspiring! Thanks for sharing your story Kelly! Good luck with everything!

  41. Jenn (eating bender)
    March 13, 2009

    Thank you so much for this post, Kelly! I am actually going to forward it to my boyfriend because I have been trying to get him to wear a helmet for a while. I am so, so glad that you’re ok!!

  42. Kelly
    March 13, 2009

    Thank you all! I’m so glad so many of you are saying you are going to be wearing helmets! It’s amazing how strongly I feel about it now. I now notice every stop sign and every person out on their bike without a helmet. You are all amazing too!

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