JETMORE, KS (04.10.13) â€" A turn four fiery crash at Lernerville Speedway last July changed Brian â€śCowboyâ€ť Steinmanâ€™s life and now provides the racing community a new opportunity to help. In order to gain further independence and do more work on his family farm, Steinman is in need of an off-road wheelchair. Donations are being sought to immediately provide â€śCowboyâ€ť with his new ride.
Steinman, a farmer by day, sprint car driver by night considers himself lucky. While his body is now paralyzed and he is healing from severe burns, his spirit of determination is in hammer down mode.
Since the accident, Brian and wife, Bree, have been focused on healing. Brian is progressing well. Most of his burns are healed and he will soon be able to begin aqua therapy. This type of therapy will enable him to regain his strength. Brian is anxious to return to farming. Heâ€™s in the process of getting adaptive devices and a lift installed on his tractor. But he needs an off-road wheelchair to be able to get around the farm.
The foundation has provided a deposit for manufacturing to begin but additional funding is needed.
â€śWe are so excited to be in a position to use the Steve King Foundation to help Brian,â€ť said Danny King, Steve Kingâ€™s father. â€śOur family farms, Iâ€™m a farmer, Steve farmed, and we know how hard it can be to get around â€" especially when the weather is not good.â€ť
â€śThis foundation exists to do just what we are doing today,â€ť explained Linda Leiker, foundation board member. â€śWe serve as a conduit between healing families and the racing community. We look forward to getting Brian his new ride before harvest season starts later this spring.â€ť
Please make your tax-deductible donations to Steve King Foundation to help purchase Brianâ€™s off-road wheelchair. Donations can be made online at www.SteveKingFoundation.org or sent to 24583 NW 208 Rd, Jetmore, KS 67854. Please use the comment box online or include a note with any mailed checks to earmark the funds specifically for Steinman.
About The Steve King Foundation
The Steve King Foundation was formed to help individuals involved in dirt track racing across the country by providing financial assistance to drivers, pit crew members, racing officials, track operations personnel or the immediate families of those individuals who are injured or die. The foundation will also contribute to organizations and facilities dedicated to improving the safety of the sport when additional funds are available. Donations can be sent to the Steve King Foundation at 24583 NW 208 Rd, Jetmore, KS 67854 or given online at www.SteveKingFoundation.org