Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: The Heroes Project

 

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The Heroes Project works with veterans and military families, via three main programs, to better the care and protection of returned heroes. Hope for Heroes works with advocacy and action groups who are dedicated to creating a health community based on service to veterans and their families. Voices for Heroes encompasses media campaigns to raise public awareness and highlight the success stories of veteran care. The third arm of the organization is my fave: Climbs for Heroes supports mountain climbing programs for wounded soldiers and vets. Founder Tim Medvetz is planning climbs to the world’s “Seven Summits” (the highest peak of each continent) with wounded warriors. Can you imagine someone who has lost one or both legs, or sustained other devastating injuries, standing at the apex of Everest or Kilimanjaro, having fought through all the impossibility of the plan, and getting there anyway? It must be such a dropping away of limitations and definitions that don’t serve the hugeness of human spirit. I love the idea and the project. You can support the overall mission, or support individual climbers here, read their stories, decide that you’re not willing to play small either, and give generously.

 

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