While most of our posts focus on the the clients and business of Northwestern Capital Partners, we relish being a part of our community. Yesterday, we spent the day at the Alexander Youth Network, serving ice-cream to young at risk children. Today, I want to tell you about another great opportunity.
Chad Jukes is a Retired Staff Sergeant Chad Jukes, and has had many battles with post-traumatic stress (PTSD) and is a single-leg amputee on the USX climbing team whom if successful, will be the first combat wounded veteran to summit Mount Everest. On Dec. 17, 2006, while serving as the lead gun truck commander on a supply convoy in northern Iraq, Jukes’ vehicle struck an improvised explosive device (IED). His right leg was amputated below the knee as a result. Since losing his leg, Jukes has never stopped climbing.
STEPT is producing a film to shed light on the reality these amputees are facing through the lens of Chad’s own journey. This film will be a call to action to support The Range of Motion Project so they can continue supporting amputees all over the world through access to mobility.As an enthusiastic climber, we will support Chad in his journey. Anybody interested can find out more on the link below.