Tony was born in Columbia, MO and grew up in Jacksonville, IL. Upon graduating from high school in 1999, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was then shipped out to Ft. Knox, KY for basic training. Tony was trained as a Bradley Fighting Vehicle mechanic and systems maintainer. After finishing his enlistment, Tony moved to Illinois where he joined the National Guard.
After the emergency amputation, Tony was evacuated from the war zone to Germany and then the U.S. He began his rehabilitation at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and then was sent to the Center for the Intrepid (CFI) in San Antonio, TX for further rehabilitation and recovery.
While at the CFI Tony took up discus and javelin as part of his physical therapy regimen and also began competing in beginner track & field events. Today, with equipment provided by CAF Operation Rebound, Tony is competing in events around the country with the goal of being a part of the U.S. Paralympic team.
“It’s great to be a part of such an outstanding organization. I continually spread the word about the benefits of CAF Operation Rebound to others.”-Tony Doyle
The generosity of supporters like you has given Tony the opportunity to pursue his track & field goals.
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.