Roger was born and raised in Southern California and was very active in the outdoors ,and all sports as a child.
After high school Roger joined the US Army as a mechanic and then a medical technician and ultimately his physician assistant’s degree and entered the civilian workforce.
Roger sustained damage to his arm and leg with above knee amputation to the left leg as a result of a industrial and sports injury. In 2009 Roger requested the assistance of CAF Operation Rebound for help with a new biking leg and road bike.
In addition to being a member of Operation rebound, Roger’s current position as a Military Medical Contractor keeps him tied to the Military community, and to support his fellow injured service members.
” I felt like giving up at times But Operation Rebound saved my life with sports and the camaraderie of a community of challenged athletes.”-Roger Carlson
Your generosity and support has helped Roger stay engaged in life and 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.