I would first like to say, Thank You Kelly Brush Foundation! I recently applied for a grant to get some help with the racing hand cycle that I need to start training for triathlons. They gave me a call last week to tell me the great news. I was told that I qualified for a $5,000 grant to put towards the hand cycle. This is an absolutely amazing foundation.
As some of you may know life is very expensive if you live with a disability. A lot of people would love to get the equipment needed to be able to get out and enjoy life again. Unfortunately the gear is so expensive that it is out of reach for a lot of people. To give you an example, the hand cycle I am ordering is $6,800. That doesn’t include the $3,000 set of wheels I will need in the near future. I’m sure you can see how prices like this are very challenging for the average person to afford.
The Kelly Brush Foundation is helping solve this problem by raising money to give back to the spinal cord injury community. This year they were able to give out $100,000 in individual adaptive grants and $30,000 in ski club safety grants. They are truly changing lives in a very positive way. If you have a few extra dollars this holiday season please donate to the Kelly Brush Foundation. Your donation will go directly towards raising the quality of life of someone with a spinal cord injury.