For veterans like Army Spc. Kevin Trimble and others with traumatic injuries like amputations, the next step after basic functional rehabilitation is often unclear. After leading physically active lives surrounded by a loyal team, a new isolated reality can lead to addiction, depression, and thoughts of suicide.
That’s where the Adaptive Training Foundation (ATF) steps in, filling the void post rehabilitation with free-of-charge specialized training. Each person sets goals–which can range from being able to move their own wheelchair up a ramp to competing in the Paralympics. But more than that, ATF founder and former NFL linebacker David Vobora’s team creates an atmosphere of camaraderie, hard work, and challenge.
Kevin found out first hand just what it means when he became part of ATF’s nine-week intensive training program, REDEFINE. “You see people at their worst when they start, but you also get the privilege of watching them overcome what they once perceived to be insurmountable challenges,” Trimble says. “It’s inspirational and it motivates me.”
Trimble himself is an inspiration in the gym, flipping tires with one arm, cracking jokes, pushing himself to do more. He has plans for the future, including a return to school to finish his degree in nanotechnology.
This North Texas Giving Day, you can empower others like Kevin to offer the opportunity to do more than they ever thought possible. Your gift of $22 a month will go even farther to provide customized adaptive training that truly changes lives.