We have discovered a fantastic foundation which assists families in obtaining tandem bicycles for vision impaired/blind children. I have spoken with Eric, Garrett's papa and he wants to help us fundraise to get our JiJi a tandem bicycle!!!
click below and it will direct you to our sweetie's spot - her real name is listed, for those of you who don't know it, her name is Adelyn.
click here (well, just below here!)
Eric has asked me to let you know the following -
When you email people please ask them to also 'Like' us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. We also have a really crazy fundraiser coming out, but I'll email you about it later.
People can also send checks directly to the foundation at:
301 N. Main Street, Suite 304
Pueblo, CO 81003
We are a 501 c 3 non-profit so they will receive a tax receipt.
Ride to Live!!!!
"When You're As Good Looking As Us...Hair Is A Crutch!" - Garrett, 2000"The Rush Miller Foundation was formed in 2001. The foundation was inspired by Garrett Rush-Miller. At the age of 5, he developed a medulloblastoma (malignant brain tumor). The tumor left Garrett visually impaired. His parents watched their gregarious and out going son stay inside and refuse to go out and play. After reading an article about paralympic tandem cyclist, Matt King, they decided they needed to get Garrett a tandem bicycle.
They were shocked a the high cost of purchasing a tandem bicycle. Through the generosity of many friends and a surprise donation from an anonymous corporation the funds were raised for Garrett's bike. The bike's impact on Garrett was immediate. It was as if a switch had been turned on and old Garrett was back. All of a sudden he was the neighborhood hit.
It is the desire of the Rush Miller Foundation to identify other blind/visually impaired children who could enjoy the benefits of their first bike.
For those interested in a knowing more about the history please click here to read the rest of the story.
THE STORY BEHIND THE FOUNDATION
If you visit the Rush-Miller Foundation website and click on "waiting for a bike" you will see a photo of JiJi and directions on how you can make her dream of riding a bike come true!