Paralympics

April 28th, 2012

4-28-12On this Kindness Bicycle Ride for Heroes, one of my very important stops along the way is Colorado Springs, Colorado. I will be heading through this town in a few days for a day and then in 2 weeks for about a week. Colorado Springs is a center for Wounded Warriors and one of my priorities was to find a connection so I could visit this facility. Time was drawing very near and I was thinking that this visit was not going to be a reality. An amazing event presented itself this evening, soon after I ended my ride for the day. “Are you the guy riding the bike outside?,” Olympic Athlete Liaison, Sherry Von Riesen asked. “Are you making your way toward Colorado Springs?” Unbeknownst to me, the Warrior Games take place next week in Colorado Springs. Sherry invited me to the Games and to visit the week later.
Wounded, ill and injured active duty, Guard and Reserve members, as well as retired personnel and veterans, from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard participate in Warrior Games hosted by the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Paralympic Military Program at the Olympic Training Center.
This is an honor for which I am extremely grateful.

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