Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge to Conduct Groundbreaking Research in Key West

St. Petersburg, FL, May 28, 2024 — Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge (CWVC), a 501(c)(3) organization based in St. Petersburg, Florida, is excited to announce its upcoming research initiative in Key West from June 22 to June 29, 2024. This significant event will involve comprehensive research with combat-wounded and injured participants, focusing on advancing medical and technological solutions for veterans.

Research Objectives:

  • Orthotics & Prosthetics Team: Our team will conduct research involving both amputees and paraplegic subjects, aiming to enhance the design and functionality of prosthetic devices and orthotic solutions.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Team: The TBI team will continue its testing process, striving to develop better diagnostic tools and therapeutic strategies for veterans affected by traumatic brain injuries.
  • Spinal Cord Injury Team: This team will evaluate data and prototypes, working on innovative solutions to improve the quality of life for participants with spinal cord injuries.

In addition to our research efforts, CWVC is proud to collaborate with SCUBAnauts International and MOTE Marine Laboratories in a coral reef restoration project in the Florida Keys. The mission of SCUBAnauts International is to educate teens in marine sciences, enabling them to make a positive impact on the environment and empowering them to become tomorrow’s leaders. Together, we aim to restore and preserve the vital coral reef ecosystems, leveraging the expertise and passion of our partners and participants.

CWVC collaborates with multiple esteemed organizations, including Hartford University, to collect and analyze data. The success of our mission is greatly supported by the many generous individuals and businesses in the Keys who are donating their goods, services, and time.

About Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge:

Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge is dedicated to improving the lives of combat-wounded veterans through scientific research, data collection, and the development of advanced medical and technological solutions. By partnering with leading institutions and experts, CWVC aims to make a lasting impact on the health and well-being of our nation’s heroes.

Special Thanks:

We extend our deepest gratitude to the residents and businesses of the Keys for their unwavering support and generosity. Your contributions are invaluable to the success of our mission and the betterment of our veterans’ lives.

For More Information:

Andrew Lourake
Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge

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