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February Newsletter!

This Month's Featured Grant: The Active Fund

The Kelly Brush Foundation is dedicated to making active lifestyles a reality for anyone with a spinal cord injury.

Through the Active Fund, The Kelly Brush Foundation provides grants for individuals with paralysis caused by spinal cord injury to purchase adaptive sports equipment. They believe in the power of sport and recreation to foster inclusion and overcome the barriers of paralysis. To learn more about this fund, check out the Kelly Brush Foundation HERE.


 

Here and Now Project at Pushing Boundaries!

The Here and Now Project will be holding an in person meeting right here at Pushing Boundaries on Saturday March 11 from 1-3 pm. The mission of The Here and Now Project is "to connect and empower the paralysis community in the Pacific Northwest. Through private support groups, community activities and larger annual gatherings, we have built a fellowship who encourage and inspire each other to “Do Life” in the here and now."

To find out more about this event and other happenings at the Here and Now Project, check out their website HERE.

 

The Disabled Hiker's Guide to Western WA and OR with Syren Nagakyrie at Third Place Books

Third Place Books welcomes social activist and Disabled Hikers founder Syren Nagakyrie for a presentation on The Disabled Hiker’s Guide to Western Washington and Oregon, the first book of its kind to consider the diverse needs of disabled people in the outdoors. The event will take place at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park on February 22 at 7pm.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance. Per request of the author, masks are required at this event. This event will include a public signing and time for audience Q&A. Find out more info about this event HERE.

 

Meet Ellen!

We're very excited to welcome Ellen Sontra to the PB team as our new part-time Development Director!

Ellen has a passion for helping others and serving the greater community through her occupation. Since graduating from the University of Washington with a degree in Communication, she has worked in development for both the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Ronald McDonald House Charities.

You can learn more about Ellen and the rest of our team HERE!


 

Thank you Crystal!

The amazing Crystal Ju is stepping away from our Board of Directors after two years of service- although we are sad to see her go, we are so grateful for her support, passion, and insight!

As the daughter of a former PB client, Crystal's voice has been integral as we've navigated COVID-19, client safety, and all the world's changes. We are so Grateful. Crystal will always be a part of the PB family, and we hope to see her (and her mom!) someday soon. Until then, check out this video from 2020, where Crystal talks about her mom's experience at PB.


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