May 5 Update from his girlfriend Nina:
Franzi is in stable state after his emergency surgery on May 3rd.
He is still in a coma but the pressure in his brain is normal and the doctors are happy with the outcome.
Franzi is so strong that the doctors have decided to reduce the sedation to wake him up step by step.
I also got a wonderful message that he has reacted to all our voices and even squeezed the hand of his father and brother back.
Even though this is just a small step of a long journey - we are overpowered with happiness.
Again, WE want to THANK YOU all for the overwhelming support from you! This not only helps Franz but also all of us to see this through! THANK YOU!
Franz Elic Grossmann competed at a Mountainbike Downhill Race in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Unfortunately he had a very bad crash on Sunday, April 30. Franz is in a coma since his crash. We are hoping the best for him.
His family and friends from Austria are on the way to Mexico right now to support him.
We want to support Franz and his family during the recovery. So every donation is important.
Please also send him your best wishes via Instagram.
Thank you very much. As soon as there are any updates about his health, it will be posted on his GoFundMe page.
You also can buy a #StayStrongFranz T-Shirt (preorder).
Some people wanted to know who created the GoFundMe page before they sent a donation: This donation page was created by Fabio Schäfer / Gravity Mountainbike Magazine / Germany.
For the latest video from Fabio, health updates and to donate, visit GoFundMe/Franz-Grossmann-Recovery.
Help spread the word!
Read related: Downhill Urban Cycling Competition Comes to Vallarta
We invite you to add your charity or supporting organizations' news stories and coming events to PVAngels so we can share them with the world. Do it now!