Tim Wayne Medvetz started a foundation called The Heroes Project back in 2009. The foundation was dedicated to raising funds to help wounded warriors climb the world’s highest peaks and for them to find a renewed purpose in their lives. The idea behind the foundation is to prove that we can make a difference and change the lives of our wounded veterans, soldiers, and their families–one soldier, one veteran, one family at a time.
The mission behind The Heroes project is to improve the care and protection of heroes through individual support, community empowerment and systemic change. The core work of the Heroes Project includes three initiatives:
1.) Climbs for Heroes- Tim Medvetz himself will be leading the wounded soldiers and veterans as they make the climb. Tim vowed that he would climb Mt.Everest after a serious accident injured him and left him in long term physical therapy. He accomplished his goal and succeeded at climbing Mt. Everest back in 2007. He says that conquering that challenge transformed his life and inspired him to share the challenge and triumph with those who needed it the most–wounded warriors–which he has done in a volunteer capacity.
He didn’t stop there though. Determined, on August 16, Tim reached the peak of Elbrus in Europe with a wounded veteran. He is now planning a to climb each of the seven summits of the world, all with soldiers and veterans, as part of the Heroes Project.
2.) Hope for Heroes–The Heroes Project aims to encourage and expand community service programs that support our nation’s heroes.
3.) Voices for Heroes–Finally, The Heroes Project plans to conduct media campaigns to highlight success stories in veterans care as well as conduct education activities to the general public as well as decision makers about the needs and successes in caring for veterans and military families.
Be sure to check out this video. It only takes a few minutes and you will be glad you took the time.
Talk about inspiring!
All things are possible if you put your mind to it.
Here is a quote I heard on the radio today. I knew right away I had to go home and look it up because it is something I definitely want to remember.
Gandhi once said: “The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear.” If you live without fear, anything is possible. Is fear holding you back?
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