An expedition for disabled veterans and Gold Star family members to hike the Grand Canyon from rim-to-rim as motivation to aid in their rehabilitation and provide them with a monumental goal that, once achieved, will give them incentive to lead a fulfilling life. Our fourth expedition will take place in September 2024.  We had previous expeditions September 2021, 2018 and 2016.

These expeditions come after the success of the Kilimanjaro Warrior’s expedition that was completed in February 2014.

Recognizing that sustaining a disabling injury or illness is an emotional roller coaster, it seems appropriate to tie the roller coaster of recovery into the analogy of a rim-to-rim Grand Canyon hike. Starting from the North rim is symbolic of how life was before the injury or illness. Then by hiking down into the floor of the canyon, the depths of the realization of the permanent realities of the new disability and the monumental recovery ahead are reached. Finally, climbing out of the canyon on the South rim gives the analogy of rising up to meet this life-long challenge, learning to overcome limitations and gaining hope for both yourself and others.

For inquiries or questions, please email nail06@me.com

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