RMHP | Life on the Western Slope: Andy Blood

RMHP | Life on the Western Slope: Andy Blood

October, 1st, 2019 at 7:28 am

When Andy Blood gets behind the wheel to race, there’s only one thing on his mind: Go!

It’s grit, determination, and drive that have carried Andy forward since a 2004 work accident, where he fell 30 feet and sustained a T-12 spinal cord injury, causing him to become paraplegic. After two dark years, Andy began bringing a new dream to life — the freedom to drive again.

Andy started integrating custom hand controls on vehicles, allowing for the ability to drive without pedals. Through the process, he became committed to helping people with similar injuries regain their mobility and independence.

With his wife, Sara Garriques, Andy founded the Blood Brothers Foundation to fund vehicle modifications, including ramps, floor lifts, and hand controls so others living with physical disabilities can also find a sense of freedom.


Andy also owns and operates his own fabrication company in Grand Junction, Runnit CNC, where he and his team live by the motto “Dream. Design. Build.” Here, these unique vehicles and new and innovative mobility solutions become a reality.


Always fueled by adrenaline, Andy unleashes his drive through Runnit Racing and being part of the local off-road community. Watch for Andy and others racing on their newly-built track Runnit Raceway in the North Desert!



Originally posted on Rocky Mountain Health Plans. To see more episodes of “Life on the Western Slope” visit RMHP Stories.

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