Legends of Skateboard Art - A Benefit For Allen Losi.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

 


If you missed seeing the LEGENDS OF SKATEBOARD ART show in person, please make sure you jump over to THIS WEBSITE to see/bid on all the auction pieces that are up for grabs. 

With big names like Shepard Fairy, Ed Templeton, Jimbo Phillips, Mark Gonzales, Marc McKee, Natas Kaupas, and more, creating unique art, there are amazing pieces to bid on with all proceeds going to help OG pro skater Allen Losi.


You can read more below, and donate to the Go Fund Me that has been set up for Allen HERE 
 

When skateboarding had nearly disappeared in the early 1980s, Allen Losi was one of the young pros who stuck with it. He pushed the technical limits and helped reinvent skateboarding for a new generation, which included many of us who were inspired by him and have now come together to help Allen.

It was on a foundation of technical vert skating pioneered by Allen, his Variflex teammate Eddie Elguera, Tony Hawk, and others that skateboarding re-emerged and was re-invented in the ’80s. Throughout the decade, Allen was at the forefront of both the competitive and cultural scene, continuing to push skateboarding’s limits and promote it around the world. Allen’s on-board exploits were well documented in the pages and on the covers of iconic publications like Thrasher Magazine and TransWorld Skateboarding, and in 2018 earned him an induction to the Skateboarding Hall Of Fame. 

This gifted athlete and skate pioneer, who was once among the best in the world, has been debilitated by CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome), a progressive disease of the Autonomic Nervous System that has him fighting to manage intense chronic pain. While CRPS is usually limited to one’s limbs, Allen has full body Type-2 CRPS, so every cell in his body is affected.

After being accepted for a new experimental treatment, Allen's doctors believe that he is on the verge of a technological and medical breakthrough. A new treatment has shown extreme promise in cases just like Allen’s. With this highly specialized therapy, and his complete commitment, Allen may be able to find a better quality of life. But maintaining his insurance and facing thousands of dollars in costs for these therapies and other uncovered medications have proven too much for Allen to do alone.

Since 2012, Allen’s so far spent over $350,000 on just medical bills, liquidating everything he owned, including his life insurance policy.

 

 


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