GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - In 1998 an ATV accident left Rusty Leech paralyzed from the middle of his back down and that's how he lived for eight years, until a trip to India for his first stem cell treatment in 2007.
He has been back to India two more times since and even though he was once bound to his wheelchair he is now able to walk.
It's a great feeling, a feeling he hopes to improve with more stem cell treatment. Unfortunately, the treatment is expensive and the process has been financially draining for Rusty and his family.
That is why they are reaching out to the community for help with a fundraiser Sunday, Oct. 25.
All the money raised at the Race for Mobility fundraiser will help Rusty continue the stem cell treatment that has already done so much for him.
It all starts at 9 a.m. at Canyon View Park. There will be a 5K run, Bump 'n Jumps for the kids, door prizes and an I-Hop breakfast. For more information about Rusty, click the link below.