I was unsure which thread to post this in, and I also thought about making it the OP for the 2023 Amy Pieters Trofee, which I'm currently working on. But I believe most of the other posts about her condition have been made here (though I’m not sure if she actually is a lesser known woman).
It has (almost) been a year since the horrible accident that left Amy Pieters in an induced coma. She luckily regained consciousness after a while, and despite a few bumps along the way, she's slowly been making progress since then, though it's still uncertain (at least to the public) to what extent she'll be able to recover. But the main thing is that she's still here, which wasn't at all guaranteed a year ago.
Fortunately, she has a lot of friends and colleagues, who's been willing to help her family secure funds for her rehabilitation. I know that there was fundraising going on during the Six Days of Rotterdam, and that both Annemiek van Vleuten and Amalie Dideriksen have auctioned off some of their old kits and stuff recently to raise money for the Amy Foundation.
There's also an ongoing online auction, which ends tomorrow, with some interesting items on offer (I considered putting in a bid for Robert Gesink's yellow jersey from the 2008 Paris-Nice, but it doesn't quite fit me (one of us continued to eat chocolate after the 2015 season)).
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And if you'd like to contribute without taking part in an auction, it's also possible to donate through her website:
Helpt u ons mee haar de mogelijkheden te bieden om haar leven maximaal te kunnen leven? Wij, en Amy vooral, zijn u hier onwijs dankbaar voor.
There are of course also organisations out there that help non-famous people in similar situations. I'm not involved with any of them, nor the Amy Foundation. I'm just a sympathetic cycling fan. But the news of the crash did also hit a bit close to home, because my mother suffered a brain haemorrhage the day before New Year's Eve in 2020. She was thankfully able to make an almost full recovery during the following months, but not everyone is that lucky. Hopefully, Amy will be able to take further steps during the next 12 months and get closer to living a "normal" life.