#Activate10: 15-year-old traumatic brain injury survivor plans to donate 450 bicycle helmets to local youth

“Our community is large and wildly diverse, which is at the same time our strength and our weakness. #Activate10 is a movement seeking to increase communication between individuals and organizations across Fremont County and to promote positive action in our communities.”

(Lander, WY) – 15-year-old Randy Mock, Jr. was involved in a life-threatening ATV accident in April 2020. He was not wearing a helmet at the time which caused multiple skull fractures and many brain bleeds, his mom Davette shared. 

“He was very lucky to walk away with minor long-term damage and fortunate to survive it.”

On his way home from the Primary Children’s Hospital in Utah after the accident, he came up with the idea to advocate for helmets. Saying he never wants anyone to make the same mistake he did and that he wanted to give out as many helmets to people as he possibly could.

With the help of many businesses and the Fremont County community along with his own money, he has been able to give out many ATV and bicycle helmets. He has also customized helmets with the hopes that people would be more willing to wear them.

His goal this school year is to purchase 450 bicycle helmets and to educate the students at Gannett Peak Elementary about the importance of helmets. He wants to end the day by giving each student a new helmet so they can ride safely.

On October 9th, 2021, Tony’s Pizza in Lander will donate a percentage of their sales from that day to help this dream become a reality. They will also be accepting new bicycle helmets and have a spot to donate cash that day as well, So please stop by Tony’s pizza and say hello to Randy Mock Jr and eat some great food while your there.

“On behalf of the Mock family, we would like to thank all of you for all of your support and encouragement for Randy.”

– Davette Mock
h/t Davette Mock

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