One of our amazing listeners, Ben reached out to us. He is looking to grab some help from our other listeners through us. If you can help, the information about Ben and his story is below.
Hey Frankie and Jess,
My name is Ben and I listen to you guys every day going into school. I am a teacher at Intermountain Christian School near the base of big Cottonwood Canyon on 6200 S. I am a transplant to Utah from Indiana and love it out here. You guys are so fun to listen to on the radio and it always kick starts the morning.
Eleven years ago, I was in an accident that left me paralyzed from the chest down. Early on in the stages of rehabilitation my family and friends said I still need to do things. I have been very fortunate to have a great support system and moved out here to Park City initially to work with adaptive recreation and help those who had been hurt or diagnosed to get back onto the ski hill or actively participating in recreation. It has been a cool journey to give back like people did for me when I initially got hurt.
I am trying to raise money for this piece of adaptive gear that will help me hike and bike in the mountains and be able to access trails with my wife and friends. I can't do this type of thing in my wheelchair. This thing is well over $10,000 and I have written some grants and more recently crowdfunded. You guys do so many cool things and every morning think I should contact them. Let me know if you can think of any other creative ways to get this out there. Let me know what you think. Thanks for reading and letting me know.
Here is the link to the crowdfunding site. Click here to support Off Road Bike - Mountain Accesss organized by Ben Hulin