Concussion – Katy Curd’s Story
Katy Curd, 2014 4X World Champion and Downhill elite rider crashed hard in June 2016 which resulted in a complex and long term brain injury. This video shows her story and the road to recovery, and why concussion and hitting your head should be taken seriously.
“We decided to start filming the project to actually raise a bit of awareness about concussion, I know for a fact I’m not the only rider who has been through it and I’m sure I won’t be the last. If this gets one rider or anyone thinking about the seriousness of a blow to the head then that’s all we can ask for. I’m sure I could have saved months of frustration and pain if I had just listened to my body at the start and sat out for one race but as a typical racer, I tried to carry on which resulted in me having to sit out for over a year. It’s been a hard year with many ups and downs but thanks to the constant support from Adrian Stokes at Pure Body Balance I am now back on my bike and things are looking good for 2018! The plan is to just continue to build things up slowly from where we are right now and get back to racing as soon as that season comes around. I need to say a huge thank you to all my sponsors for sticking by me this year as it means a lot to me to have your support but also to Jake Ireland for going through everything with me, it’s not been easy but I couldn’t have done it without you”