Riding home as a young boy, Brian Rossi’s life and the lives of his family were about to be changed in an instant. After being bullied by kids, young Brian road off on his bicycle only to fall tragically of a heart attack and now, due to lack of oxygen to his brain he is left being unable to have full use of his body.
In that moment, the world changed for Brian Rossi. The life of a teenager would be filled with doctor’s appointments, wheel chairs and captivity from the world he once knew.
It is what we do with these trials that make us who we are, not what a statistic may state.
Brain Rossi, a 15 year old boy has not taken this set back as a hit against him, but instead has powered through each tribulation. As his mother carries the burden of feeling she is not providing everything her son needs, with the weight of knowing she does not have a vehicle that can transport his power chair to and from school, the Rossi’s received a call and huge blessing from Kristen and Kevin with K2Adventures.
Coleen Rossi, mother of Brian states, “Soon after meeting with a friend who wanted me to share Brian’s story, the phone rang. Kristen and Kevin with K2Adventures read our story and told me they wanted to pay for the conversion of my car for Brian. (I think you know what that moment feels like – I don’t have to explain it to you.) I told them about a conversation I had with Brian about the blind person who had climbed Mt. Everest. That anything is possible – with God.
Kevin then said, “Coleen – I don’t know how to tell you this, but I was the base camp manager for Eric Weihenmayer, the blind man who made the summit of Mt. Everest. Injuries are no obstacles, which is why we are the ones that are going to take care of your car. Kristen and I are partners for the K2Adventures foundation.”
K2Adventures is hosting their next fundraiser on November 10, 2012 in which Brian will be their guest of honor. Never using his journey as an excuse, Brian is also the owner of BZBoardz (www.bzboardz.com) and will be auctioning off one of his very own skateboards at this event.
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