Grant Recipients

Grant Recipients

Alexander Hayes

Alexander HayesAlexander is from Missoula and this is his new Catrike trail bike. Alex was born with cerebral palsy and doesn’t drive as a result. Thanks to his new wheels, he now has transportation to get around his college campus, added independence, and the opportunity to bike with his family and friends. Enjoy your newfound independence Alex!


Jeremy Hilmo

Jeremy HilmoJeremy is a C6-7 quadriplegic from the Missoula area. With the grant from I Run For Bob and additional funds he raised on his own, he scored this beast of a hand-cycle from ReActive Adaptations. This off-road ‘Nuke’ has a carbon fiber frame and electric assist to help Jeremy on the steep climbs. Now he takes on bike trails all over the Northwest and is enjoying his new-found freedom in the mountains!


Heath

HeathThis is Heath – he is 9 years old and was born with cerebral palsy. The summer of 2017, his Scout Troop set out to summit many of the beautiful peaks around Missoula. The kids carried Heath on one of the shorter hikes, but the other challenging trails seemed out of his reach due to his limited mobility. Thanks to this amazing hiking chair from France, Heath joined in with his buddies and now hikes regularly with family and friends all over Western Montana. We are thrilled to help this great kid realize adventures he never thought possible!


David Singleton

Dave SingletonDavid is a T-10 paraplegic from Bigfork, MT and this is his awesome Reactive Adaptations ‘Nuke’ off-road hand-cycle. Thanks to the design of this off-road bike, David can now fish, hunt, and explore the endless back country around his home. Every chance they get, David and his buddy Matt (a fellow I Run For Bob recipient) trek the back roads around the Flathead Valley – forever looking for the next new adventure. They both also help raise money for others in need of adaptive equipment. So very cool!!


Tyler Stosich

rangerLook where this guy can go now. Tyler Stosich is the latest recipient of an I Run For Bob grant and we couldn’t be more excited for all the new adventures headed his way. Tyler is a high level C3-4 quadriplegic. Growing up in Montana, Tyler has always had a passion for hunting, fishing and exploring. Now, with this adaptive Polaris Ranger that his ingenious family and friends modified for him, he can once again get out and enjoyed Montana’s backcountry. We can’t wait to see where this takes you Tyler – let the games begin!


Matt Sather

Matt SatherIn September 2016, Matt Sather received an I Run For Bob grant that was used towards the purchase of the ‘Bomber’. It is designed for off-road mountain biking – something that is difficult to do with a hand cycle. Matt lives in Bigfork, MT and loves anything associated with the outdoors. Now with this great off-road bike, he can fish all the beautiful back country lakes and ride the trails with his buddies. Happy trails Matt


Lucy Keller

trike2In 2016 through the generous donation of the I Run for Bob Foundation and other friends I was given a custom made, recumbent, 3-wheeled bicycle. Before I became a paraplegic in 1978, I was able to ride my bike a lot. I have tried many adaptive activities through the years, but now my injury is 38 yrs old and I am limited more and more in my activity. I am an avid swimmer and when I am unable to get in the water, I can now enjoy the great outdoors on my bike. Every time I ride I thank God for the people who so generously provided my bike. She is yellow and her name is Kristen.
Thank you again for my wonderful gift.
Lucy Keller

Joe Stone

joeI want to thank the I Run For Bob Foundation from the bottom of my heart. They were there for me when I needed it most. You have definitely raised the quality of my life and are making my dream a reality. Thank you so very much.
Sincerely, Joe Stone

Missoula All Abilities Playground

PlaygroundI Run For Bob is a proud sponsor of the All-Abilities Playground (www.allabilitiesplayground.org) completed in August 2014 in Missoula, MT. It’s a wonderful adaptive playground where kids, friends, and families with or without disabilities can play together. “Thanks to your support, you have helped make it possible for us to be a part of this very special project.”