In Kelly’s Words – Handicapped Parking Spots Aren’t For Your ‘Convenience’

Posted on January 24, 2023 to Blog

Parking can be a pain in the butt. We’ve all struggled with it. And we’ve all parked in places that we know we shouldn’t. We have pulled up to the grocery store and sat in the fire lane with our hazards on while we wait for someone to come out. Or parked a little too […]

In Kelly’s Words – Q & A with the KBF Team

Posted on December 19, 2022 to Blog

We don’t always get to share the voices behind the KBF team, so for this month’s blog, we wanted to hear some of the amazing perspectives from our office. Read on to hear people’s favorite moments, things they learned, and what they are most excited about in 2022. Some are fun, some are serious, and […]

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 […]