Army Ranger SFC Cory Remsburg. All-American hero. 10 tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
(CNN) On October 1, 2009, Remsburg and his platoon hit a roadside bomb in Kandahar, Afghanistan, and the immediate explosion nearly killed him. He was found face down in a pool of water, shrapnel lodged in his brain.
His father still remembers the phone call.
"I immediately went into the mode of saying, 'Hey Cory, how are you doing?' " he said. "And there was silence. And that's when the officer identified himself as Cory's company commander and said Cory's been injured."
Remsburg was in a coma for more than three months. He's undergone dozens of surgeries, is still blind in his right eye and is partially paralyzed on his left side.
It's our Turn to Help Out
If you don't recognize Cory, you probably will remember him as being the President's special guest at the 2014 State of the Union address.
Hate politics? We don't blame you.
Maybe you've seen him in Time Magazine, the Katie Couric Show, and the list goes on.....
Here's the point: Even a hero as deserving as SFC Remsburg wasn't getting the full help he needs through the government.
With your help, White Heart has helped provide transportation to-and-from his rehabilitation, afford rehabilitation equipment, and purchase an all-terrain trackchair vehicle. It is a small difference, but one we could not have made
without the support of our amazing donors.
In an honorable move, Cory has requested that donors help out other White Heart Warriors in need, at the moment. He was our first White Heart Warrior and will always be involved in our foundation, but he feels as if his influence
is best helping fellow veterans right now. That's awesome. And we're obliging.
Rob Lowe and SFC Remsburg at Ride to the Flags V