When Derrick approached Janis Roznowski, the Director and Founder of Operation Comfort about going surfing, she told him that if he could find someone who could teach amputees how to surf then she and the organization would raise the money to take them. So Derrick did some looking and he found Rodney Roller of the Association of Amputee Surfers -- Ampsurf.
Now Operation Comfort is planning to take 20 amputees to Pismo Beach August 15-20 for a five day surf clinic and for a Thursday stay at a beachfront resort. Two professional surf schools will teach these military hero amputees how to surf!
Janis tells me, “We need money to purchase the airline tickets and pay for the soldiers’ lodging and food. This is an expensive trip. We have cut the cost down to $35,000 depending on how much we end up paying for airline tickets. We have about $15,000 raised… If we don’t raise the full amount we will have to cut down on the number of amputees we can take.”
SO HERE’S THE DEAL: GET ON OVER TO OPERATION COMFORT’S WEBSITE AND MAKE A DONATION VIA THEIR PAYPAL LINK (send a separate email with the amount of your PayPal donation and indicating it’s for the surfing trip.)
OR YOU CAN SEND YOUR DONATIONS TO
P. O. Box 4010
Lago Vista, Texas 78645
Please make a note on the check that the donation is for the Surfing Trip.
The Organization would also gladly accept the donation of airline miles…
If you can otherwise help send these guys surfin’, feel free to email Janis: firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 1-512-297-8972
LET’S SEND SOME GUYS SURFIN’ USA!!!
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If everybody had an ocean
-- Chuck Berry/Brian Wilson
And you should tool around the Operation Comfort website and see the fantastic things they are doing for the wounded at BAMC -- laptops for the wounded barracks, adaptive sports equipment, outings, trips, dinners… The needs are great, but these people are so awesome in their resolve and dedication.