RWB RAAM Team Daybreak
Thank you for visiting the Team RWB fundraising page for RWB RAAM Team Daybreak for the Race Across America. We are racing to bring to light the Invisible Wounds (PTSD) suffered by hundreds of thousands of our returning service men and women
This will be a tremendous opportunity to show our Country what our Wounded Warriors and those following in their footsteps are capable of doing.
We anticipate great publicity for the cause and hope to help begin the process of helping the wounded warrior through endurance athletics, one on one mentorships and community activites.
The cost alone to make this race is about $30,000 for our team. HELP US HELP THEM!
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. Team RWB is a 501(c)(3), not for profit organization and all contributions are tax exempt.
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The Team Cyclists
I am currently a cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point but will be graduating in May as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. After graduation, the Army has given me sixty days of leave and I cannot think a better use for that time than to compete with veterans of America's wars in a cycling race across the country.
My endurance sports history consists of four years as a member of the West Point Triathlon Team., which has won several national championships in the four years. I have competed in countless sprint and olympic distance triathlons, many duathlons of varying lengths, and six half ironmans. At one of the half ironmans, St. Croix 70.3, I was fortunate to qualify for and then compete in the World Ironman Championship in Kona, HI. I have also qualified for the 70.3 World Ironman Championship and will be racing this race in September as long it does not conflict with my Basic Officer Leaders Course.
I am truly excited about this opportunity to support Team RWB and cycle across our beautiful country! I appreciate any support you can offer, financially or in other means.
Mike is a 51 year old retired Marine Drill Sargent who lost the use of his legs in a construction accident. Mike joined the Marine Corp after his father was killed in Vietnam. He has lots of experience racing hand cycles and is the Executive Director of the Paralyzed Veterans of America.
My name is SSG Tyson Zook I have been stationed in germany in the United States army for almost 9 years as a Artilleryman. I have deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from Dec 05 to March 07 and Nov 08 to Nov 09. I have been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury, cognitive disorder, and memory loss from multiple road side bombs that struck my vehicle along with PTSD. I have been in the worrier transition unit for almost 2 years going through therapy and rehabilitation. While in the WTU I was introduced to the sport of cycling in November 2008 and instantly fell in love with it. It was my own therapy and a way to deal with everything I have been through over the years and got me to concentrate on the things I can do instead of the things I can't. I have participated in multiple Ride 2 Recovery challenges cycling over 500 miles in just 5 days. I'm now part of Team Red, White, and Blue participating in the Race across America in June. This will be my first race and a new way to challenge myself. I currently will be medically retired from the Army April 30, 2012 due to my injuries.
I am married to a beautiful woman, Brandy, with three wonderful children ages 8, 6 and 5. I spent the last 10 and half years in the army and, retired as a Staff Sargent. I have been through three deployments to Iraq until I was medically discharged with anxiety disorder and T.B.I’s (Traumatic Brain Injuries). I witnessed many things that I wish I had not. Through long distance cycling I have been able get myself over serious depression. At one point I almost became a statistic and was close to committing suicide. With cycling I have overcome all of that. I am now a full time student and am currently working on my B.S. in Applied Management. Last year I started doing rides with Ride 2 Recovery and have put about 2000 miles in with doing the rides and training for them. I want to do this race because I have never done anything this challenging and I want to prove to myself, and others like me, that we can do it—we can not only recover--we can excel.
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