Kelowna motocross rider Bruce Cook is still all smiles, even after a serious spinal cord injury forced him into a wheel chair last month.
The 26-year-old injured himself while attempting a double front flip at a Nitro Circus show in Hamilton. He lost all feeling below his waist after the crash, but still hopes to one day ride again.
He is currently at GF Strong Hospital in Vancouver and has dedicated himself to getting back in shape and getting back on his bike.
According to his social media pages, which are constantly updated with positive thoughts and inspirational photos, Cook has started a hashtag #smileforBC in order for people to send him their smiles.
A group of close friends have started a fundraising campaign to help pay for his medical bills, equipment and rehab. Cook was not covered by any disability insurance due to the dangerous nature of his sport and that means costs will quickly pile up.
They have already raised over $8,000.