Triathlon, Scuba Diving
In 2011, Redmond deployed to Helmand Province in Afghanistan with the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. While running to render care to a Marine who had been injured by an improvised explosive device (IED), Redmond also stepped on an IED, which severely injured his left leg. Redmond was subsequently sent to Naval Medical Center San Diego where he had his left leg amputated.
In 2013, Redmond began participating in events with Team Operation Rebound and also received a grant for SCUBA diving equipment. Today, Redmond competes in a number of events from adventure races to triathlon.
“After the loss of my leg, CAF took me under their wing and made me want to be active. Everyday with CAF is a day that motivates me to push myself and expand my horizons, and I love it.”– Redmond Ramos
The generosity of supporters like you has given Redmond opportunities to excel in life through 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.