We are hearing that Kennette has been awake and even walking in the last 24 hours! Our teammate, Barrett, is going to Chattanooga tomorrow to see our beloved teammate, and we hope to have more information on her condition tomorrow night.
We are overwhelmed and so thankful for all of the support that Kennette has received after this tragic accident. As of this moment, we have raised close to $15,000 to help Kennette focus on her recovery in the upcoming weeks and months, and help to alleviate concerns about lost income and medical expenses.
Please continue to share. We are so blessed to have this amazing community of athletes as well as all of those that have reached out to help Kennette and her family. This has truly shown the spirit of our sport of helping others in times of need and focusing on what truly matters.
Kennette was early into a ride on the IM Chattanooga course on Saturday, August 30th. She hit a pothole and went over her handlebars. She hit on her forehead below her helmet line and was knocked unconscious and taken by ambulance to Erlanger Hospital.
She had surgery for a fractured skull and blood clot. Based on all of the information that the doctors and surgeons have, the surgery went as well as could be hoped and all of the scans are indicating positive news.
Kennette has touched countless lives and saved countless others through her instruction of Infant Swim Rescue. She is a pillar of the triathlon community and always has a smile or words of encouragement for those around her. She is a mother, grandmother, friend, daughter, triathlete, instructor, cheerleader, and a symbol of strength, resiliency, and love.
Please help give back to her and her family through any financial support you are able to provide. Once Kennette is out of immediate medical danger, she will need any help we can give her through support from lost income, medical expenses, and returning to her beautiful, giving life.