What is “Stop the Bleed”?
The Kelly Brush Foundation has partnered with the Davis family and the national “Stop the Bleed” to turn U-16 Jonathan Davis’ severe laceration while ski racing into a national advocacy campaign to train coaches and distribute life-saving bleeding control kits to alpine ski programs around the country.
Rapid developments in ski technology and tuning techniques have led to a dramatic increase in life-threatening lacerations to young ski racers around the world. On March 24, 2018, Jonathan Davis nearly bled to death from such an injury. Quick thinking from coaches and an improvised tourniquet meant the difference between life and death for Jonathan, but it was an extremely close call. By the time he arrived at a hospital for emergency surgery, he had lost seven units of blood and his pulse was dangerously low.
Together we are educating and protecting the this and future generations of racers, coaches, officials, and volunteers.
If you have any questions about the bleeding control kits, the national Stop the Bleed campaign, or training opportunities, please email Zeke Davisson at [email protected]
Bleeding Control Kits
As part of our Stop the Bleed initiative, the Kelly Brush Foundation is offering 2 Bleeding Control Kits to every alpine race program in the US. To request packs for your alpine club, please have a coach or program administrator complete the form at the link below.
Additional kits or kits for other groups (ski patrol, etc.) can be purchased at our cost + shipping.