In Kelly’s Words – Skiing with Naomi (and flashbacks!)

  Learning how to monoski is really hard. It’s a completely different feeling than skiing standing up. All the little adjustments that you make from core, to hips, to thighs, to knees, to ankles, to the bottom of your foot—just inches off the snow—ends for me at my sternum.   A couple weeks ago we […]

In Kelly’s Words – I teach now?

  Last week I spoke to an undergraduate entrepreneurship class in Boston. Not because I have any educational or entrepreneurship skills (well, other than starting a foundation…), but because they’re looking into something that I live everyday.   The back-story: my mother-in-law, Mary, is a professor of entrepreneurship at Babson College. She is teaching a […]

In Kelly’s Words – A new sport (for me)!

  I find that I appreciate sports a lot more than I did before my injury. Which is saying a lot because my life before my injury was all sports: an NCAA ski racer; graduate of a ski academy; my mother was an Olympian; my father a former college football player and skier and then […]

In Kelly’s Words – Why the KBF? Why Now?

  This time of year we all get asked by a lot of organization to give. We ask too, but it’s not usually me (I leave it to Zeke and our awesome fundraisers)! I’m the “Thank You” person! This year is different. It has been an INCREDIBLE year for the KBF and I want to take […]

In Kelly’s Words – How kids react to my wheelchair

One of the things I love about kids is that they are unfiltered. They don’t know about being polite or politically correct or not asking certain questions for one reason or another. And in my job as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Hagan, Rinehart & Connolly Pediatricians in Burlington, VT, I have 1-on-1 interactions with […]