Sadly, the cycling community is mourning the loss of Jackie Price Dunn who suffered brain trauma after a crash at the San Diego Velodrome on Tuesday night. Jackie was a relative newcomer to the sport of cycling and started racing in August 2012. But, from reading her blog, which is titled ”Pushing the Envelope of Possibilities”, you could tell she loved cycling and the challenges that competition brought and had an inspiring attitude to succeed while having fun.
Angel Castillo, who raced with Jackie, said, “She has been on life support since her entry into ICU on the evening of 6/18, and was pronounced officially brain dead yesterday (6/19/13). If you knew Jackie, this next piece of information, you would elicit an “Of COURSE”. That is totally Jackie…
Jackie is an organ donor, so she is being kept on life support until her organs are assessed and harvested. I think she ultimately would be pleased at the major life saving/life changing her last act on this Earth will produce.
She gave 100% in everything that she did and was a completely selfless team player when it came to racing. She would be on the front, working and working to get the designated protected rider where they needed to be.
She was a solid wheel and was just an amazing person in general. I will so miss her ever ready smile and watching for whatever move that neon-pink helmet was going to make.”
SoCalCycling.com extends our heartfelt condolences to Jackie’s family, friends and teammates.
A Memorial Fund has been set up by Angel Castillo to help pay for medical and funeral expenses.
There will be a Memorial Ride for Jackie this Saturday at 8 AM on Coronado that will ride one of Jackie’s favorite routes.
Services for Jackie in San Diego will be on Monday, June 24, 2013. There will be a viewing from 9:30-11:30am at Northminster Presbyterian Church at 324 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117. There will be a memorial service at La Jolla Presbyterian Church from 12:30-1:30pm followed by a small reception at the church at 7715 Draper Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037. Jackie will be buried in College Station, Texas with further services there.
By Christy Nicholson / SoCalCycling.com