Shawn is a U.S. Army veteran and lives in Camillus, NY. Upon leaving the Army after 8 years of honorable service, Shawn became a paramedic in Boston. In December 2010, while loading a patient into an ambulance, Shawn slipped on ice and suffered a head injury that ultimately led to the loss of her vision.
While rehabilitating at the Syracuse VA Medical Center, Shawn was encouraged to try running with a guide. After running for the first time since losing her sight, Shawn enjoyed the experience and started to become active again.
In 2012, Shawn was introduced to tandem cylcing and within a year was competing in cycling events. In 2013, Shawn contacted CAF Operation Rebound and received support to attend a cycling camp.
“Thank you CAF Operation Rebound for helping me to reach my goals.” – Shawn Cheshire
The generosity of supporters like you has given Shawn the opportunity 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.