Jon is a native of Colorado. He attended Chatfield Senior High School where he played football, wrestled and ran track. Growing up, Jon was also an avid skier. He practically grew up on the mountain at Winter Park, CO.
Jon served in the Marine Corps from 1993-1997 and then re-enlisted in the Marine Corps after the attacks on September 11th. In January 2003, Jon and his Marine unit deployed to the Middle East. During the initial phase of the Iraq conflict, Jon was injured in an attack that caused nerve damage and paralysis in his lower legs.
In 2008, Jon took up skiing again. Today he skis competitively with the goal of skiing in the Paralympics.
Your generosity and support gives Jon the opportunity to achieve his dream of excelling in his chosen sport.
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.