I’ve written about The Heroes Project on a couple of occasions in the past few months. It’s the non-profit organization founded by Tim Medvetz that helps wounded veterans recover from their injuries and regain personal strength and self confidence through climbing expeditions. The group recently climbed Kilimanjaro with Marine Staff Sergeant Mark Zambon, who lost both of his legs while serving a tour of duty in Afghanistan.
Like all organizations of this type, The Heroes Project is always looking for ways to raise funds to support its efforts. They recently received some help in that department in the form of actor Dean Winters, who many readers will recognize from such television shows as Rescue Me and Oz. He also happens to play the part of “Mayhem” in a series of popular insurance commercials that are currently running here in the U.S. Dean has set up a Wish page in which he is asking for donations to help fund an upcoming Heroes Project expedition to Indonesia to climb Carstenz Pyramid. Dean is looking to raise $15,000 for the cause, which will help pay for US Army Retired Sgt. Noah Galloway to join the climb. Noah suffered an IED attack in Iraq, losing his left arm above the elbow and his left leg above the knee.
Here’s a video of “Mayhem” explaining why he wants to help and encouraging us all to give to the cause. If you’d like to donate visit the Wish page by clicking here.
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