Early last Friday, the freestyle motocross community was rocked when word of Eigo Sato’s passing spread through social media. The Japanese FMX rider was a staple of the Red Bull X-Fighters series and was preparing for the coming season when he under-rotated a backflip. Sato was transported to a local hospital, but his injuries were too much to overcome. He was 34.

His death leaves many loose ends for his loved ones, including his wife and two children. Andre Villa and the world’s freestyle community have come together to form “Save A Brother,” a fundraiser to support his family in this trying time. Their goal is to raise 200, 000 dollars by September through online donations and eBay auctions.

RIP Eigo Sato 1978/2013 by mm-prod

For more, check out http://www.saveabrother.com/help-eigo-satos-family