Warriors Games, Military Children, and Bicycles
I’m a little late on this one, but April is Month of the Military Child. It’s important to recognize the sacrifices all members of a military family make. Here’s the DOD’s Month of the Military Child page.
Today is also the start of the 2012 Warrior Games! It takes place in Colorado Springs and it’s a great opportunity for wounded warriors to take part and compete in adaptive sports. First Lady, Michelle Obama, will be speaking at the opening ceremonies this afternoon. What a cool event! Check it out! And don’t forget to “Like” Warrior Games on Facebook!
Here’s another really cool blog about Capt. Evin H. Thompson, USN (retired) who will be riding his bike 4k miles across the country. Follow Evin Across America. Capt. Thompson is riding for the Navy SEAL Foundation. The Navy SEAL Foundation provide support and assistance to Naval Special Warfare families and community. Awesome! I love seeing all these bicycle rides in support of our troops!
Marine LCpl. John Curtin lost both of his legs while serving in Afghanistan last year. He has become quite the handcyclist. He’s competed in a couple of marathons and recently got a handcycle of his own! Pretty cool. Climbing another mountain: Local Marine who lost both legs gets own handcycle via fundraising event. Also check out Achilles International. They are a non-profit organization that loans handcycles to patients at WRNMMCB. Very cool.