~To pair up a new or existing injury/condition with someone who has the same injury/condition, and has learned the ropes of everyday life.
Providing a Big Wheels/Little Wheels™ system.
~Help “Little Wheels” build confidence and acceptance within
themselves, and their injuries/conditions.
In turn, building acceptance within the Community.
~Getting “Little Wheels” out into the world and learn how to function
and interact the best they can with everyday situations.
~Help “Little Wheels” better understand how to maneuver in their chairs, handle public situations, and build confidence outside the
comfort of the home/hospital atmosphere.
With the help of Volunteers and Sponsors,
we can help "Little Wheels" with something as
simple as dinner or a movie.
We have found that it is the relationships created
that matter the most in building confidence.
Colby & Meara Kortum started this Foundation based on one concept:
Peer interaction and simple conversation may be all it takes to turn someone’s outlook on life around.
Colby was injured in a car accident in Feb. 2000 which left him with a SCI injury at L1-L2. After being faced with multiple health challenges, he was urged by a friend to come to Denver for his re-eval in May of 2006. Scheduled to stay for a week, he met his wife on the first day. At the time she was at the hospital with her mother, who had been in a car accident as well. Colby’s independence and confidence, along with his ability to overcome life’s obstacles, is what made him stand out. It was less than a year and a half later, in August of 2007, that Colby and Meara were married.
In 2009, while Meara was in therapy with her mother, she overheard other patients talking about a guy they had met. They couldn’t believe he worked, traveled, and was married. Little did they know, it was Meara’s husband they were referring to. It was a simple conversation in passing that had such a positive and powerful influence. It was then that the wheels started to turn, ideas were put together, and the Foundation was formed.
That's How I Roll, Inc.
Thornton, CO 80602