Josh Perry was born and raised on Cape Cod, MA, where he developed his passion for BMX bike riding. Josh moved to Greenville, NC when he was 17 to pursue a career as a pro-BMX athlete and to ride with the best riders in the world, including Dave Mirra. In 2009, Josh won his first pro contest as well as the best trick contest, winning him a brand new Harley Davidson motorcycle. Following the big win, Josh made his first X-Games appearance and continued competing in the Dew Action Sports Tour (2007-2013).
In March of 2010, a hard crash on his bike led Josh to the hospital in fear of a head traumatic brain injury (TBI). After almost a year of migraines, bouts of temporary blindness, and being repeatedly told that nothing was wrong, an MRI to rule out a concussion revealed a mass taking up the entirety of the left side of his brain. At the young age of 21, Josh faced mortality.
In April of 2010, Josh underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor taking up the entire left side of his brain. This was a major turning point in his life putting him on track to learning about nutrition and taking better care of his body. In November of 2012, Josh had Gamma Knife Radiation treatment to treat two new tumors. This was another eye-opener for Josh and his health, which led him to research holistic health and nutrition even deeper.
With his experiences with brain tumors and injuries, Josh became very passionate about learning about food and the correlation to our health and wellbeing, as well as sharing information with others in hopes of helping them become well. In February of 2014, Josh enrolled in the world’s largest nutrition program, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. In February of 2015, Josh completed the program to earn a certification as a Holistic Health Coach to further his efforts in sharing information with others and helping them achieve their goals with their health and wellbeing.
In April of 2015, Josh launched www.DailyBrainstorms.com to share his story, and passion with the world and in October of 2016, Josh founded the Josh Perry Foundation as his way to give back to the world.
Josh placed 10th overall in the world for the 2016 UCI x Fise World Cup Series, returning to competition just a few months after ACL reconstructive surgery.After the 2016 season, Josh returned from China and founded The Josh Perry Foundation as his way of giving back to those with brain tumors, brain injuries, and other brain disorders. March 2017 Josh was informed he had 2 new tumors on the other side of his brain. Josh is going to finish his 2017 season before getting Gamma Knife treatment on the new growths.
Josh continues to ride BMX at a professional level today, despite living with four brain tumors, and works extremely hard to stay fit, healthy, positive, and driven while sharing as much as he can with the world.
“Daily Brainstorms” comes from my personal journey through life. From beginning my career as a professional BMX athlete to being diagnosed, treated and recovering from 3 brain tumors as I entered my twenties. I became a certified holistic health coach on my never ending quest to find the perfect way of eating for my body–and my brain. While on this journey I have learned a lot and have gained a passion for sharing what I have learned with others. This website is my way of sharing that information with you to improve the health, functionality, protection, and longevity of your brain and overall health.
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Brainy BMX is a bicycle stunt show and wellness event that supports children and adults with brain tumors, brain injuries and other brain disorders by creating direct financial support, faith and inspiration, through sport, etertainment and education. The goals is the raise opertaing costs through sponsorships and donations so 100% of the funds raised goes towards the patients.
The Brainy BMX Stunt Show was manifested from 12 years of professinal BMX riding experience by professinal BMX athlete, X-Games and UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup competitor, and multiple brain tumor survivor, Josh Perry. His experiences of traveling the world riding his BMX bike, surviving brain surgery and overcoming injuries, led him to become passionate about health, education and supporting others.
You can help Josh achieve his dream of giving back and support his cause to bring awareness and assistance to those who suffer from tumors, cancers and injuries of the brain by donating today! All donations are tax-deductible through Athlete Recovery Fund's 501(c)3 non-profit organization.