Master Chief Will Wilson is a 31 year United States Navy veteran and multi sport enthusiast.
On May 8, 2003 while disembarking his ship following preparations for his fourth deployment in support of current conflicts, a passing storm knocked Will off the walkway between the ship and the pier dropping him 30 feet to the concrete below. Will broke both legs and his right heel bone in the fall. Though his legs healed, Will endured multiple surgeries on his right foot which left him with limited mobility and in severe pain.
In December 2007, in an effort to regain his ability to remain active, Will elected to have his foot amputated.
After his amputation, Will began a rehabilitation process that included pursuit of his passion for cycling, running, and triathlon.
Today Will continues to experience the healing power of sports as a member of the CAF Operation Rebound team.
“Operation Rebound is a vital and necessary part of the long rehabilitation of mind, body and spirit of our military brothers and sisters who, regardless of circumstance have given of themselves to uphold the highest traditions of their respective military service and the nation they represent.”-Will Wilson
The generosity of supporters like you has given Will the opportunity to stay active as a member of the CAF Operation Rebound team.
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.