HydroWorx Reaches Out to Wounded Soldiers

HydroWorx Reaches Out to Wounded Soldiers

HydroWorx Reaches Out to Wounded Soldiers 

By Jim Lewis/ Press And Journal Staff
Gus, an Army Ranger, was shot three times during a night raid in Afghanistan. Twice in the pelvis, once in the abdomen. He was flown away from the battlefield by a helicopter to a military medical facility.
When a star pro football player gets hurt on the football field, he has advanced rehabilitation programs available to him. But what happens when a special-forces soldier gets hurt on the battlefield?
For Gus, a 24-year-old Illinois native whose last name was withheld by the Army, help came from the Eagle Fund, a charity that raises money for the rehab of special forces soldiers. The fund pays for an advanced sports medicine program that
Gus went through – including treatment on a special underwater treadmill made by a Lower Swatara Twp. company – to get soldiers back to military service.
In September HydroWorx and the charity will hold an unusual marathon at Troegs Brewing Co. in Hershey to raise money for the fund. Runners will run on underwater treadmills similar to the one that Gus used to recover from his injuries, hoping to raise $250000 for wounded soldiers.
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