In Kelly’s Words – What Motivates You?

Posted on August 22, 2022 to Blog

Every year when August rolls around, I make sure to prioritize getting on my bike. The Kelly Brush Ride happens on the Saturday after Labor Day every year and I want to be ready. One year I hardly trained at all and as I was struggling my way up one of the many hills on […]

In Kelly’s Words – Visibility

Posted on July 18, 2022 to Blog

Often people with spinal cord injuries share the sentiment that we are invisible in society. While we’re certainly noticeable (you know… with the chair and all…), people look away because they don’t want to be caught staring. Or people have such a challenging time returning to jobs, social networks, and recreation after an SCI that […]

In Kelly’s Words – Summer Opportunities & Obstacles

Posted on June 22, 2022 to Blog

As summer arrives here in Vermont, the weather beckons you outside. Blue sky, light breeze, warm but not hot – there is nothing better! But even as I step outside and debate which activity I want to do that day, I think of the people who don’t have that option.  For those with a spinal […]

In Greg’s Words – #GregHasTheBestJob

Posted on May 24, 2022 to Blog

Where do I even start? The last six weeks have been a wild ride. I’ve had two trips, traveled to three states, worked with five incredible adaptive organizations, met 20 grant recipients, skied and mountain biked, visited too many food trucks, had lots of Shot Blocks, and visited the last Blockbuster in America. Oh yeah, […]

In Kelly’s Words – Edie Joins the Sore Club

Posted on April 26, 2022 to Blog

I often use this blog as a place to showcase something that we are doing at the KBF and the impact we are having. But I’ve also used it as a way to educate people on spinal cord injuries (SCI) and some of the hidden complications or struggles someone with an SCI can have. Today […]

In Kelly’s Words – Creating a Community of Women

Posted on March 28, 2022 to Blog

Last week we held A Night to Inspire in Boston, which is our celebration of the KBF’s impact and community. It was our first time back in Boston since 2019 (thanks a lot COVID!) so it was really fun to be back in-person doing this kind of fundraising event. (You can read the recap about […]

In Kelly’s Words – 16 Years

Posted on February 18, 2022 to Blog

  16 years. It’s been a whole person-who-can-drive since I had my spinal cord injury. Sometimes it feels like yesterday, sometimes the memories of before my injury seem so much more distant. But every year as February 18th approaches it allows me time to reflect on my life in a way that I don’t do […]

In Kelly’s Words – Q&A Guest Starring Greg & Edie

Posted on January 27, 2022 to Blog

This month, I wanted to do something a little different with my blog. I love sharing my perspective on my injury, the KBF, and all things adaptive, but we also have some other amazing perspectives within our office. Edie, our Executive Director, and Greg, our Program Director, are both living with spinal cord injuries, and […]

In Kelly’s Words – Reflecting on a Year of Change

Posted on December 20, 2021 to Blog

If 2020 was a year to forget, 2021 was a year to remember for the Kelly Brush Foundation! When reflecting on the year that just was, I am struck by how much has changed since one year ago. I would venture to say that this year has had more changes than ever before since our […]