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Special Warfare Warrior

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BENEFITING: Navy SEAL Foundation

EVENT DATE: Sep 20, 2015

Andy Wirth

THE STORY:

Quite a few years ago, I fell in love with skydiving. It remains a real passion for me. But, in October 2013, I had a life changing accident. While effecting a downwind landing  I, unintentionally, landed in a vineyard.  As you may suspect, a vineyard is not an ideal landing  zone. Much preferable is an area not populated by sharp upright posts, wires, and vines. 
 
My right arm was almost completely severed, I had extensive blood loss, and very nearly lost my life. However, with the help and support of my family, friends, occupational therapists and a few remarkably talented surgeons, my arm was reattached and I am not only on the mend, but recovering very well. 
 
My recovery, as most are, has been full of ups and downs. I’m as close as I’ve ever been during this journey to  finding normal, as I call it. Training for the Ironman triathlon has been an integral part of my recovery process. 
 
Also integral to my recovery has been a friendship born of an accidental meeting with a group of Navy SEALS training right here at Squaw Valley. In fact, quite a few of them have become good friends and their spirit, counsel and narrative has truly been an important part of my recovery.
 
This year, in honoring these friends and all of those who have served and currently serve in the US Navy Special Warfare community, I’ve once again assembled a team for the 2015 IRONMAN Lake Tahoe. My team features a good friend who remains competitive cyclist here in California and another good friend from the Navy SEALs, the world's most revered special warfare group.
  
Our team name is Special Warfare Warrior  and our purpose is ultimately to generate support for the Navy SEAL Foundation, a group which provides immediate and ongoing assistance to the Naval Special Warfare Community and its families.  
 
As I’ve worked through my recovery, I’ve often thought  of the challenges through which these incredible men and their families navigate.  Their stories and courage have most certainly driven me and helped motivate me. From them, I've learned that courage is not when one has the strength to press on; courage is found when, in the absence of strength, one finds a way to advance....to press on.  

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To This Fundraiser

$14,460

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Soichers

    $50

  • Bret Hedican

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Mom and Dad

    $100

  • Tamra Underwood

    $250

  • Galen Gifford

    $100

  • Jeff Little

    $100

  • Bill and Linda Giannini

    $500

  • mara and rich weissmann

    $500

  • Mountain Media

    $500

  • Roy Tuscany

    $35

  • David Fischer

    $100

  • John Ege

    $200

  • Joe Esposito - Delta

    $100

  • Leitner Poma of America

    $500

  • Gary & Patti Boxeth

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Craig & Julee Wolverton

    $100

  • Tom and Carol Henwood

    $500

  • Jeff and Deb Wineman

    $250

  • The Resnick Family

    $2,000

  • Jace Wirth

     

  • Jim Mott

    $100

  • Dana Wirth Sparks and family

    $50

  • Elsie de Ridder

    $50

  • Jonny and Malia Moseley

     

  • Peter Ragone

    $500

  • Lori and Peter McDermott

     

  • Waugh Family

    $250

  • HEAD/Tyrolia, USA

    $500

  • Hil and Geoff Callan & Gavin and Jen Newsom

    $250

  • Wayne Forman

    $200

  • Sue and Sky Foulkes

     

  • Duane & Carol Bolt and Girls

    $500

  • Gary Gates

    $100

  • Crawford Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Livak Family

    $250

  • George & Jane Bowen

    $50

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48% Raised of $30,000 Goal

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The Team: $14,460 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Andy Wirth

Amount Raised

$14,260

 

48% Raised of $30,000 Goal

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Bret Hedican

Amount Raised

$100

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Tim Crawford

Amount Raised

$100

Donor Comments

George & Jane Bowen

George & Jane Bowen

DONATION: $50

With heartfelt gratitude for our US Navy Seals! 2 years ago

Livak Family

Livak Family

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Crawford Family

Crawford Family

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Gary Gates

Gary Gates

DONATION: $100

Thank you to all the brave SEALs for your courage and dedication in the support and defense of our Constitution. And thank you to the families for all you've sacrificed--I know some of which have had to endure the loss of your loved ones. 2 years ago

Duane & Carol Bolt and Girls

Duane & Carol Bolt and Girls

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Sue and Sky Foulkes

Sue and Sky Foulkes

2 years ago

Wayne Forman

Wayne Forman

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Hil and Geoff Callan & Gavin and Jen  Newsom

Hil and Geoff Callan & Gavin and Jen Newsom

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

HEAD/Tyrolia, USA

HEAD/Tyrolia, USA

DONATION: $500

2 years ago