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OSCAR MIKE FOUNDATION
The Oscar Mike Foundation has one primary mission: keep injured veterans on-the-move – or as they say in the Marines: “Oscar Mike.” The organization provides an outlet to thousands of American Veterans through life-changing adaptive sports programs, experiences and events.
Oscar Mike was founded by Marine Corp veteran, Noah Currier who was paralyzed shortly after returning from a tour-of-duty in Iraq. After years of rehabilitation, Noah rediscovered competitive sports and has since been involved with weightlifting, rowing, skydiving, skiing, rugby and hand cycling. Recognizing how much his new-found love of competition helped his mental well-being, Noah began exploring ways to share his passion with others like him.
The 9,000 square-foot Oscar Mike Compound located in Rockford, IL is the culmination of this effort. With 17 beds, an adaptive weight-training room, outdoor sports court and much more, the facility serves as a rehabilitation center for veterans and a home base for the Foundation.
After being introduced to the Oscar Mike Foundation through long-time partner, Disabled American Veterans, The Ford Motor Company immediately sought ways to assist. To help the Foundation fulfill their mission of keeping veterans on-the-move, Ford has provided an F-250 Super Duty® to be used for a variety of purposes including transporting athletes to competitions around the country. Ford also partnered with Lifetime Network’s Designing Spaces to help make the compound more accessible to disabled veterans.
Behind the scenes during the shoot.
The whole team pitched in!
Rebuilding lives through competition.