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In the News: Wounded veterans aid coral farm, prosthetic research

By Howard Altman | Tampa Tribune Shortly before 10 a.m., on the dock outside Mote Marine Laboratory, dozens of divers prepare for an underwater mission that will meld science with the triumph of the human spirit. As gear and food and ice are stowed aboard the small flotilla of waiting boats on a sweltering Monday […]

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Video: Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge Kilimanjaro Research Expedition of 2013 – Explorers Club Flag #93

On January 21, 2013, a group of 14 Combat Wounded and Injured military veterans and their support staff embarked on a courageous and inspirational expedition to summit the highest mountain on the African Continent, Mount Kilimanjaro. Their objective: to find medical solutions to further improve the science impacting the advancement of their prosthetics, Post Traumatic […]

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Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge highlighted by the Bush Institute

From the Bush Institute Website: “The 2013 W100K is pleased to highlight the significant contributions of organizations that support our nation’s heroes and their families while they are gone and when they return home. One of the 2013 Warrior Support organizations is the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge….” Read more here…

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In the News: Combat Wounded Vets climb Mt. Kilimanjaro to Assist Research

Some Pinellas County wounded veterans are all missing limbs or battling traumatic brain injuries but that didn’t stop them from climbing a mountain for the sake of inspiration and research. Climbing up Africa’s highest peak is an incredible challenge for anyone but retired staff Sgt. Pete Quintanilla took on Mount Kilimanjaro as an amputee. Quintanilla […]

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In the news: Kilimanjaro Beckons Combat Wounded Warriors

As reported by Howard Altman, Tampa Tribune Dan Swank lies down on a big ottoman in the living room of a waterfront estate and rolls up his pants. “I’m nervous,” he says as a St. Petersburg College graduate student measures the stump of his right leg. “Wicked nervous.” Nine years ago, an insurgent in Afghanistan […]

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