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Delvin McMillian

Air Force

Delvin McMillian had one question for the Ride 2 Recovery team, “how can I join the ride?” UnitedHealthcare employee, Walter Chwalik, told Delvin about Ride 2 Recovery and showed pictures from his ride in Florida. Our question at R2R was “how can we make a bike that will allow Delvin to ride independently?

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Andi Talley

Army

After sustaining a serious brain injury during a tour in Iraq it wasn’t easy for Andi Talley to return to civilian life – things had changed, she had changed, and not many people were able to relate to Talley’s story.

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Jen Goodbody

Army

Jen was introduced to cycling while she was at the Menlo Park Women’s Trauma Recovery Program. Cycling became one part of her treatment plan. Though her time to ride was limited , she tried to ride as much as possible.

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Mike Troster

Army

Army Colonel (retired) Mike Troster does not remember a time when cycling was not a part of his life. Growing up in a military family, stationed mostly in Europe, Mike grew up on a bike. Living in Germany, which is far more bike friendly than the U.S., Mike used his bike for everything from a means of transportation to a way to compete with his friends.

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Nick Lerma

USMC

Formally a competitive runner, U.S. Marine Staff Sergeant Nick Lerma had to find a new outlet for his physical and mental rehabilitation after he was injured several times while serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. At the urging of Gil Ramirez, Palo Alto Veterans Affairs, Nick reluctantly agreed to give cycling a try.

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Kenny Butler

Army

Growing up in a suburb of Boston, Kenny found that a bike was not only a means of transporation, but also a lot of fun. As an Airborne Infantryman in the 82nd Airborne Division with one tour to Afghanistan and three to Iraq, Kenny’s mountain bike at Fort Bragg didn’t get as much use with all of the training and deploying.

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Patty Collins

Army

U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Patricia S. Collins was a remarkable soldier and athlete long before her life was changed forever. Since that day, she has exceeded her own high standards.

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Nathan Dewalt

Navy

Nathan DeWalt, paralyzed from the waist down in a motorcycle accident while awaiting deployment to Afghanistan, is facing his new challenges with determination. His plans in the U.S. Navy included the military's Protective Services and possibly qualifying for SEAL training, but the car that hit him in July 2008 has left him unable to serve.




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Delvin McMillian

Delvin McMillian had one question for the Ride 2 Recovery team, “how can I join the ride?” UnitedHealthcare employee, Walter Chwalik, told Delvin about Ride 2 Recovery and showed pictures from his ride in Florida. Our question at R2R was “how can we make a bike that will allow Delvin to ride independently?
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