Sport: Cycling + Triathlon
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Physical Challenge: Single Leg Below Knee Amputee
Wisconsin native Chris Lawrence is an Iraq Combat veteran who served with the 2nd Battalion 4th Marines, 5th Marine Regiment. In 2007, he deployed to Iraq with the 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion. In August 2007, Chris lost his right leg below the knee to an IED while on a patrol. Chris did his rehabilitation at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Chris was introduced to CAF Operation Rebound while recovering from his injuries. In October of 2008, CAF presented Chris with a bike. Since receiving his bike, Chris participated in a number of cycling and triathlon events.
“CAF Operation Rebound has provided my fellow injured service members and me with the support we need to excel in the sport of our choosing. I never thought I’d have such great opportunities as an amputee.” – Chris Lawrence
The generosity of supporters like you has given Chris opportunities to participate and compete in sports.
How Does Operation Rebound Help?
Operation Rebound provides unparalleled sports opportunities and support to our troops and veterans of any branch of service and first responders who have served honorably and have suffered permanent physical injuries. Grants are awarded for event travel, lodging, entry fees, training and equipment.
How Can You Help?
Make a tax-deductible contribution to Challenged Athletes, Inc., (dba Challenged Athletes Foundation) a non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization. To make a donation, please call (858) 866-0959, send a check to the address listed below, or make a secure payment through our website: www.challengedathletes.org.