Some of you may know Steve from the Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife or as "Steve Bob" if you've been to The Hot Tomato in Fruita, Colorado. Some of you may know him from riding bike trails or simply have only heard of him and his impact on not only the community but also so many of our hearts. Steve is a husband, a step-father and a friend to so many. For those of you who have had the opportunity to meet Steve, you know he does everything he can to help you make your dreams become a reality and to help in any way possible.
This past year, 2020, Steve was diagnosed with stage 3b Lung Cancer. After failed treatments of chemotherapy and radiation, Steve was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer shortly thereafter.
Steve's passion has always been exploring. Steve mastered surfing in Hawaii and Costa Rica, explored the depths of the ocean, climbed and overcome 54 14ers and many 13ers in Colorado, biked thousands of miles throughout roads, trails and backcountry. He's spent days canyoneering slot canyons in Utah. Not to mention the breath taking photos he has of many of these excursions.. and has even built the home where he and his wife, Karen, live with his own bare hands... and so much more. This is why we call him the Adventure Guru.
It is now our turn to help Steve in his fight! We are hoping to raise money to help with a prescription for a therapy that is not covered under his insurance now that he is retired. Without insurance it costs nearly 7k. While they take the time to apply for grants, we felt starting a fundraiser for Steve was only right.