The fall is a perfect time of year for fun runs, bike rides, and running events.
Nearly every weekend in the fall, the community gathers in support of organizations who support organizations and honoring people who have made an impact in the independence and lives of children and adults who are impacted by disability.
One event, held annually, in September, the WWAR Alive Ride honors Lance Corporal Mike Delancey, who was paralyzed by a sniper while on tour in Haditha, Iraq.
Today, Mike Delancey puts his efforts toward Wounded Warriors Abilities Ranch, to inspire and support veterans across the country wounded in action.
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For people who have experienced a traumatic event that led to a disability, the day of the injury can bring back memories, trauma, and heartache.
As quoted from the 2016 WWAR Alive Ride Video, Mike Delancey comments, “We decided to host it [the event] on my alive day; it was the day that I was injured, and we really wanted to show people that your alive day shouldn’t be something that you mourn. Instead, it should be something that you cherish.”
Sponsored by BraunAbility MXV, the 3rd WWAR Alive Ride was a great success, bringing together service men and women, community leaders, and those of all ages.
The Wounded Warriors Abilities Ranch provides outdoor fitness activities, wheelchair sports, water sports, hunting, fishing, cycling, golf and include adaptive sports equipment.
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