Hi my name is Bobby Forster, I am a 27-year-old Newport resident living with ALS. I have been incredibly lucky to have the love and support of the Newport and Aquidneck island community. As a result, I have been trying to figure out a way to give back to the community that I love so much. I have come up with the idea to create two annual grants of $500.00. They are open to anyone living in our community. The only requirement is that the funds be used to improve our community in some way. Applications must be in by March 1st and the winners will be announced on my birthday which is March 17th.

To apply please email visit my website http://www.acureforforster.com/community-grants/ .
Again there are nearly no restrictions, so have fun and be creative!

Bobby Forster

What About Bobby is a regular column that is written by Bobby Forster, a 27-year-old Newport resident living with ALS

If you’re new to this series or missed a recent story by Bobby, it may be helpful to catch up on what he’s been talking about.

Story #1- What About Bobby: What Would You Say If You Were Told That You Would Be Dead In Two to Five Years?

Story #2 – What About Bobby: A Thank You To My Hero

Story #3 – What About Bobby: I’m Dying, I Deserve a ‘Right To Try

Story #4 – What About Bobby: What I Am Thankful For

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