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The Summit Within Reach: Colt’s Journey of Resilience and Victory

“I was born visually impaired and with a hearing impairment. I lost my sight in 2012. I use Via to get home.” Colt, Via Rider.

In the heart of Colorado, amidst the majestic Rockies in Estes Park, lies a story of extraordinary courage and resilience. This is the story of Colt, a 30-something-year-old adventurer who conquered Longs Peak, defying the limits set by his severe hearing and vision impairments.

Embracing Challenges with Determination

Colt’s passion for the outdoors began in childhood. Despite losing his sight in 2012, he continued pursuing his love for hiking, climbing, and the outdoors. Colt’s ascent of the 14,259-foot summit of Longs Peak is a pinnacle of achievement. It symbolizes both a physical conquest and a rebellion against low expectations often associated with disabilities. His feat is a loud statement to the world: disabilities do not define one’s capabilities.

Living alone in Estes Park, Colt’s independence is intricately tied to Via Mobility. Via’s accessible transportation solutions allow Colt to navigate his daily life, from work at the YMCA of the Rockies to grocery store runs and social outings. Via provides more than accessible transportation; Via empowers individuals like Colt to live fully and independently.

Via plays an indispensable role in the community. It’s not just about providing rides; it’s about ensuring that people like Colt continue to have access to the life they love. Via is a lifeline, enabling individuals to overcome mobility challenges and embrace life’s opportunities.

Join the Via Journey

Colt’s story is one of many. Thousands of individuals in our community rely on Via’s services for their independence and quality of life. Your donation helps Via sustain and expand vital services, making you an integral part of our mission. Join us in being a lifeline for the community. Your contribution, big or small, can make a significant difference. Now through December 5, your donation will be doubled!

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Starting July 1, the Mountain Rides shuttle will be available on Mondays, in addition to Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Starting July 1, the Mountain Rides shuttle will be available on Mondays.