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Hope For The Warriors® aims to restore self, family and hope for each service member that we assist. To restore self, we help warriors recapture the life they had prior to their injury.
Before enlisting in the Marine Corps, Cpl Manny Jimenez (Ret.) was a nationally sponsored BMX Rider. On August 1, 2010, a 40-pound I.E.D. almost took his life. His left arm was amputated and he lost hearing in his left side requiring a cochlear implant. Fortunately, he did not lose his sense of humor, his competitive spirit, and the hope to ride again.
Three months after that fateful day in Afghanistan, this warrior attended the Long Island Run For The Warriors®. He was honored for his service and sacrifice, and cheered on as he crossed the finish line of the 10K run. Thrilled to race again, he joined Team Hope For The Warriors® and went on to complete several half marathons and marathons.
In the spring, Hope For The Warriors® facilitated the donation of a 3-wheel recumbent bike to get him back on wheels as he continued his rehabilitation. Always grateful for the support received, he was still determined to ride on just two wheels again.
Hope For The Warriors® turned to their adaptive specialist. A bicycle was created for the warrior with all controls moved to the right side and an extra handle bar added. Through Team Hope For The Warriors®, this warrior's hope has become a reality. Now he competes in triathlons, utilizing the strength and balance regained throughout his rehabilitation and the equipment provided by Hope For The Warriors®. He has proven that although he has lost his arm, he has lost nothing else in his life.
We hope that you make a donation to Hope For The Warriors® today. Your donation will make a difference in the lives of wounded service members and military families.