Challenge Expeditions use evidence based practice in the field to collect data and conduct case studies which furthers the body of knowledge in the key research areas involving Orthotics & Prosthetics (O&P), and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) treatment.
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For 2020, we are tentatively planning three-four “challenges” for CW/IVs. In June, we’ll return to Key West for our annual SCUBA Challenge supporting Mote Marine Labs in their quest to restore the coral reefs in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Expect to follow that with another Mountaineering Challenge, either in Colorado or possibly returning to Alaska’s Denali range. Later in the year, we’ll return to the seas again supporting a Sailing Challenge out of Galveston TX. In all these, we will continue to build on past research efforts working closely with academia, the O&P community, research organizations, and diving medical professionals seeking ways to avail the CW/IV community and their families the benefit of past and future research efforts through our Challenge activities. All our Board members, officers and support staff are strictly volunteers. Administrative expenses have been minimal, so your contributions have gone directly into supporting programs benefiting our Combat Wounded or Injured Veterans.
Through sponsoring vigorous challenges while supporting data gathering efforts that further medical O&P/PTSD/TBI research that offers meaningful purpose for our CW/IVs to not only inspire themselves, but others similarly challenged, we are undaunted in pursuit of our mission.