Founder's Story – BLOOD Brothers Foundation

Founder's Story

There are over 1.4 Million Americans with spinal cord injuries! Andy Blood is one of them, This is his story…..

Hi. My Name is Andy Blood. I grew up an adrenaline junkie and always wanted to WIN & Be The Best! 

In 2004 that day, I thought it was gonna be like every other day but it wasn’t. 

I was a pole climber for a local communication company. When the snow is 4ft deep that’s when the powers out and it’s our job. 

The company cut corners and I sadly had to pay the price…

Its was like any other day. I was eager to work and got to work right away as we hit the site. I did our “check” to ensure the pole was sturdy and NOT-rotted and it passed.

I climbed up, started tearing it down.  It was windy at the top and there was a weird movement of silence. All of a sudden the clouds were moving. I realized the pole was falling and the next thing I knew I could see train tracks.

I didn’t know if I was going to make it or NOT….

I had the hardest battle in my LIFE ahead of me.

After 9 years of recovery, I started to live my life again….

I got hungry for one of my passions… SPEED

That’s when RUNNIT Racing was born. I always loved going fast and the first time I have seen a trophy truck I knew what I wanted to do. I created a racing team with my friends I call my brothers. Our Team was crushing it! I was living my dream :)

There’s a fine line between winning & crashing….

2018 MINT 400 race did not go as planned. Everything was going so well. Leading up to my crash I was doing over 100+ MPH & had enough traction, riding the line so well.

Until we got into a corner and had too much speed. We ended up going over 3 or 4 times.

Then when we landed it was such a shock to see FIRE. We were stuck in a metal cage that was on fire. It wasn’t good, we suffered some major injuries in this race.

We realize every time we go out, it could be our last...

HOWEVER, I have loved life more than I have ever before. It’s a privilege to wake up & accomplish things I thought I could never do.

NOW it's time for me to help others do the same!

Let’s go RUNNIT!