My name is Billy Davis, and on May 19th, 2012 I was in a horrible motorcycle accident that almost took my life. After 11 hours of surgery, four blood transfusions, flat-lining twice, and five days in a coma having some very lucid dreams I abruptly woke up and shouted, "Can a brotha get a cheeseburger and a Coke!" I was alive but forever changed. I was also an amputee. Never one to back down from a challenged I immediately saw a path to my recovery through doing a triathlon. I didn't know how to swim and didn't particularly like running distances. But I knew that conquering the challenge of endurance sports would make the daily task of being an amputee something I would barely notice.
Nearly a year later I wanted to celebrate the fact that I didn’t die that day. I didn’t want to be a downer so stead of celebrating May 19th (the day I crashed) I celebrated the day I woke up and asked for that Cheeseburger. And that is how Cheeseburger Day was born! I would eventually use the date to raise money for amputees while training for the New York City Triathlon a few months later. To date we’ve raised 10’s of thousands of dollars and impacted the lives of countless people all over the world.
And so here we are again and we’ve got a HUGE goal this year. We’re going to raise…$35,000 to help amputees. This year I’ll be supporting and through via The Billy Davis Foundation. I am a proud member of the board of directors for Aspire. I joined the Achilles Triathlon team a few few years ago and will be racing in the NYC Triathlon as well as the New York City Marathon with my team. Are you inspired yet? If so please make your tax deductible donation today!
Thank you! Billy D.