Grant opportunity: Kelly Brush Foundation

There are still a few days left to submit grant applications to the Kelly Brush Foundation. If you're looking for help funding your Freedom Chair, we recommend applying! Click here to visit the application page. Applications are due September 30th. If you have any questions, let us know or reach out to the Foundation directly. 

Who better to tell you about their program than Kelly Brush herself! Read on for more about the Foundation:

The Kelly Brush Foundation has two passions: helping people thrive by incorporating sports and recreation into their lifestyle and preventing injuries in the sport of ski racing.
These became Kelly’s passions after she sustained a spinal cord injury in 2006 while competing in an NCAA alpine ski race, leaving her paralyzed from the chest down. Always an athlete, getting back to sports after her injury allowed Kelly to simply feel like herself again. She and her family also recognized the preventable nature of her injury and committed to the prevention of similar injuries in the sport of ski racing.
The Kelly Brush Foundation was formed to make these passions its mission. We provide adaptive sports equipment directly to people living with paralysis and support ski clubs in their safety efforts.
We have helped hundreds of individuals discover the benefits of sport and recreation in over 35 states and helped protect thousands of youth racers in nearly every US state with alpine racing programs.
- From: http://kellybrushfoundation.org/

Kelly tested one of the earlier prototypes of the Freedom Chair last Spring and provided great feedback during our design process. Thanks, Kelly!

 

Kelly testing the Freedom Chair in Maine. Lots of fun hills to ride up and coast down!

Kelly testing the Freedom Chair in Maine. Lots of fun hills to ride up and coast down!