Friday, August 17, 2012
Favorite Memory-Racing Again
"So often, people think that handcycles are only for service members who are amputees or paralyzed. However, we have a number of service members who have wounds that prevent them from running. We talked to one service member who didn't think he would qualify for a handcycle and had resigned himself to no longer race. At a local Run For The Warriors® event, we loaned him a handcycle and he entered the half marathon. At the end of the race, he rolled to the where the other service members were waiting and after a pause, threw his arms up and shouted 'THAT WAS AWESOME!' It was great to see the positive effect of the handcycle and the race."