Retired Marine Sergeant Kirstie Ennis has tackled a number of mountains in her life and continues to tackle them. But she is also interested in helping others tackle mountains as well. As a U.S. Marine, she was a door gunner an airframes mechanic. While on her second deployment, to Afghanistan, the helicopter she was manning crashed. It was June 23, 2012. She suffered some trauma to her right shoulder, disc damage, traumatic brain injury, and after going through a period of trying to salvage her left leg, ultimately had to have it amputated above the knee. Adaptive sports, including snowboarding, has played an important role in her recovery. Through her “Seven Summits Project,” Kirstie Ennis has a goal of reaching …Continue Reading
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Heroes Media Group, LLC., (HMG) announced today that “Challenge Extended,” a new podcast by Disabled Sports USA (DSUSA) (disabledsportsusa.org) will debut in February 2020, on the Heroes Media Group Network. DSUSA sees this podcast as an extension oftheir “Challenge” magazine, a leading source for adaptive sports information.
DSUSA is the nation’s largest multi-sport, multi-disability organization, and a member of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee.
They serve more than 70,000 wounded warriors, youth, and adults with disabilities in more than 50 summer and winter sports through its nationwide network. There are more than 140 community-based chapters in more than 40 states. They live by the motto: “If I can do this, I can do anything!”
HMG and …Continue Reading