Monday, August 27, 2012

Meek Mill Donates $20,000 to Injured Motocross Rider for Stem Cell Therapy in Panama

Meek Mill is putting his money where his mouth is as far as motocross rider Brad Frace is concerned.

The acclaimed recording artist, who is an avid four-wheel and motorcycle trickster, is leading the charge to raise money for another motorcycle enthusiast, Brad Frace. Brad suffered a spinal cord injury during a race in 2011. After the crash, Brad was confined to a wheelchair. However, through hard work and determination, he is now able to stand on his own. Brad still lacks sensation in his feet, and hopes to improve his walking by undergoing stem cell therapy in Panama.

Brad will receive 16 stem cell injections and 19 physical therapy sessions during his stay. He'll be receiving 2 IV and 2 intrathecal injection of his own bone marrow-derived stem cells along with 8 intrathecal expanded and non-expanded umbilical cord-derived stem cells, and 4 IV injections of umbilical cord-derived stem cells.

The procedure Brad's seeking costs about $30,000. Including airfares, food and hotel for the one-month stay, the Frace's estimate the total cost of the trip to be about $40,000. Meek Mill has promised to chip in half of that cash or $20,000. "I was surprised nobody else ain't help him with it," Meek says in his video clip. "When we somebody workin' or whatever they tryin' to do, we help 'em out."

Mill is now appealing to his fans to help Brad raise the other $20,000. To learn more about Brad's story, or to donate, check out Brad's recovery project website:

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