His life stopped suddenly on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at 4.54 p.m., when Dylan was the victim of a car accident. ‘The balance is two fractured cervicals, a perforated lung and a broken kneecap … Little details,’ he tells his fans.
After spending several weeks in the Intensive Care Unit of the University Hospital of Grenoble, Dylan lost the mobility of his body ‘except for [his] right arm and some sensations in his left arm.’ He currently spends long hours in rehabilitation, with a clear goal in mind: to go back to skiing!
His struggle is long and full of difficulties, the first being the cost of an operation of the spinal cord. Dylan has asked for donations in order to help him pay for this operation and maybe give him the opportunity to return to skiing.
To achieve this, Dylan, a freestyler licensed in Les Deux Alpes and a member of the Freeski Rossignol Team, has the support of great ski personalities such as Martin Fourcade, Tessa Worley, Enak Gavaggio or Kevin Rolland.
The resort of 2 Alpes also retransmitted this initiative to inform the fans of the resort about this crowdfunding operation (participative financing).
As of today, € 98,210 have already been collected. A great evidence of generosity in an area where the common passion for skiing does not fail. Money is not everything in life, but in this case it helps to recover hope, to find solutions and, hopefully, to overcome the limits of incomplete quadriplegia.
The entire I Love Ski team is supporting this initiative and invites you to click HERE to help Dylan.
What will the raised money be used for?
In the words of Dylan Florit: ‘The journey is very long and the tests are many, so this rehabilitation has a considerable cost and that’s why I appeal to your solidarity to help me finance the operations and equipment I will need.’
And, he adds: ‘The amount that I will need for my recovery is difficult to quantify, precisely because the costs are unpredictable. The cost of the operations can be very variable from one patient to another because each situation is different and the rehabilitation can be more or less long. However, I can give you an overview of the planned expenses:
Since this autumn, in Lausanne, Switzerland, a new study called STIMO (Stimulation Movement Overground) has allowed for very encouraging operations. The researchers managed to make quadriplegic patients walk through electrostimulation. For now, my condition doesn’t allow me to benefit from this operation, but in a few months I will be in the chronic phase (from a year and a half to two years after the accident) and the doctors will be able to analyze my case. If I am an eligible patient, I want to be able to pay it quickly. Taking into account the surgical act and the rehabilitation support, the amount goes up to several tens of thousands of euros.’