WELL WE MADE IT!!! We just returned home yesterday from our 350 mile, six day, DC to Pittsburgh bike trip. We want to let you all know how much your thoughtful donations meant to us.
Even though for one week Marina and I endured an unexpected 3 day heat wave, major exhaustion, 9-13hr ride days, major bumps, bruises and cuts, it was a constant remainder that we endured nothing compared to what many of our injured service men and women are going through now that they're home. Our wounded warriors are now seeking help in record numbers; many have lost their sight, lost a leg or lost an arm. This money you helped raise will mean the world to many soldiers that now need a prosodic leg, arm or seeing eye dog.
Most of these service men and women went into Iraq and Afghanistan combat with an admiral intention to help and thought they were doing what was right for our country. Now nearly half our soldiers who've served are asking for disability benefits from the Government. A VERY LARGE number of those soldiers are not being helped. This is where your donation towards the Wounded Warrior Project comes in.
With the Government (for one reason or another) turning their backs on them and their families, our soldiers need our support more then ever. Whatever peoples political beliefs might be these wounded soldiers shouldn't manage this alone and should not be forgotten. The money you gave shows that you care and will help make a difference.
Shorty we will announce the check presentation to the Wounded Warrior Project on your behalf.
It was our friends, family and listener donations that kept Marina and I going. We thank you and love you.
Sean & Marina
PS: Sooooo close to our goal: http://www.gofundme.com/4woundedwarriors
A special thank you to:
Chris Nolte at Long Island Electric Bikes (631.306.4542)
Dan, Marcie & Collin McCarthy
Marina's Spine Surgeons: Dr. Paul Kuflik & Dr. Chan Roonprapunt - Orthopedic & Neurosurgeon
Glen Echo Fire Department, MD
ISAGENIX Nutrition System: (310) 663-6370