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There are different forms of rehabilitation that exist to improve upon coordination, balance, and strength. Our project specifically works with hippotherapy which is basically a form of rehabilitation from riding horses....
An Army Veteran was paralyzed after an IED blew him off a cliff. While he was recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, he was introduced to handcycling to help him recover from his injuries. He now travels all over the United States competing in races. He will soon be receiving a custom, carbon fiber handcycle from Carbon Bike USA. The Challenge is to design and build a case that he can use to transport his bike while traveling. The case must be durable, easy for our Challenger to use without assistance, and must protect his bike during commercial air travel.
SSG Will Castillo, an Army veteran, was raised in Queens, NY, where he was heavily impacted by the attacks of 911 and decided to join the U.S. Army. He did two tours in Iraq, where his truck was hit by an IED, leaving him the sole survivor in his vehicle. He ended up losing his left leg above the knee. Since that time, he has dedicated his blessing to help other wounded warriors. SSG Castillo is training to represent the U.S. in the next Paralympic Games and is currently ranked #1 for Bobsledding.