David Beisel Fundraiser
A Few Words from T.J.
The Kevin Babington Foundation has donated $25,000 to the David Beisel Go Fund Me Fundraiser and we encourage others to do the same.
Hi my name is TJ Campbell. Our good friend and family member David Beisel suffered a terrible fall during a competition at WEC Ohio this past week. David is a lifelong professional of this sport and has dedicated his entire life to his equestrian career; and is by far one of the kindest, hardest working professionals in the industry. David rides and trains to support his business, his wife Paige who competes as an amateur rider; his daughter Izzy and son Cooper who currently ride as juniors within our sport. I am organizing this fundraiser on behalf of the Beisel family.
David was transported on Saturday March 12 by Careflight to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, OH where he remains in the ICU/Trauma center. At this time, David is stable, talking and remains in good spirits, but his prognosis is still unclear. David will require surgery on several disks and ligaments in his neck, and the amount of nerve damage is still unclear. Thankfully, the spinal cord does not appear to have suffered damage from what we know today. I’m starting this fundraiser to help with the medical expenses associated with this accident and the family’s daily living costs. As many of you know, David owns and operates a boarding and training facility here in Ohio, and his career is solely based on his ability to ride and teach. The amount of time David will have to spend in the hospital is currently unknown, but the recovery time will likely be extensive once he is released. It is still very unclear what David’s return to work situation will look like. David’s wife and children remain with him during this time. The family is beyond thankful to everyone who has reached out to them, but their focus and attention remain solely on David and his needs.
Most of all, the family is asking that you keep David in your thoughts and prayers during this time. I will continue to share updates on behalf of the family through this page as well as on social media. At this time, the World Equestrian Center Ohio is currently putting together a plan to offer some events for equestrians to show their support for David in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more information on those opportunities. For any further information, donation questions, or fundraiser opportunities, please feel to reach out to me.