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.
- To empower those with paralysis to lead engaged and fulfilling lives through sport and recreation.
- To prevent ski racing injuries through a shared commitment to proper safety practices.
- The universal power of sport and recreation to foster inclusion and develop confidence, independence and emotional strength.
- The safety of every ski racer.