If there’s ever been a grant recipient completely perfect for the Chive Charities mission, Jared is it: veteran, first responder, rare medical, special education – his story checks all the boxes. Jared’s family lives on the east coast, so you get this grounded, salt-of-the-earth feeling from them, that underdog spirit theCHIVE was built upon. We met Jared when his family came to us for help with therapy equipment they need to make his life 10% happier – a neat-o Chill Out Chair and an adaptive bike. Surprise! We said yes!
The whole thing started out pretty routine – documents, pictures, an interview. During our call, though, it became clear this case was different. I’ll get to that in a minute.