By DOD News Producer, Terese Schlachter
What’s the first thing you do when you find yourself near someone noteworthy? You snap a “selfie”, of course! “Ride 2 Recovery”, an organization dedicated to getting wounded service members on bicycles, is launching a “vettie” campaign. John Wordin, the founder of R2R, wants military and civilians to latch on to any nearby veteran, snap a picture and post it to your favorite platform. He says it’s a simple way to say thank you.
“We’ve never had a person we couldn’t get on a bike,” John told me once. And I believe him. I’ve seen him build bikes for triple amputees and tandems for blind ones. I saw him ride the Marine Corps Marathon with a veteran who’d lost the use of his legs and most arm strength to a spinal cord injury. I’ve also talked to many of the wounded service members whose lives have been changed – maybe even saved – by R2R. I guess what I’m saying is when John has an idea, look out!
You might as well jump in. We did here at DMA . Don’t forget to hashtag #novetalone !
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