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Review for Hope for the Warriors, Springfield, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

An excellent organization. At a time when I needed some help, H4W stepped in and got the job done. H4W provided a hand-cycle and because of that I have been able to maintain my physical health following a devastating injury that left me paralyzed. H4W provided a foundation that my family could build on and because H4W provided the necessary equipment we have been able to participate in many cycling events nationwide as well as ride together as a family on almost a daily basis. H4W got me out of the house and outside living again. They changed my life.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Adaptive sports. Because of this organization I was introduced to hand-cycling and my family to cycling. H4W provided the necessary equipment and we have been cycling ever since. Recently we participated in a 550 mile ride that took us from Ground Zero to Shanksville to the Pentagon.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase advertising. Not enough military families, injured/wounded service members and veterans know about this great organization.

How did you find this group?

Through an advisor at SOCOM.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

H4W encouraged me to get back out there and live a healthy life. Before I was injured I ran almost every day, played sports with my kids or did some sort of other physical exercise. After my injury I was at a loss of what to do. I was introduced to hand-cycling and I knew that as a paraplegic it would be a way for me to stay physically fit. H4W provided the equipment I needed and their volunteer not only set the hand-cycle up for me, but mentored me on life and dealing with my injury.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Client Served & I used the hand-cycle to race in many cycling events and use the hand-cycle on a daily basis to maintain health.