Marine Doing 1 Million Push-Ups In One Year to Help Veterans
July 7, 2012
South Florida Marine Sergeant Enrique Trevino is more than halfway to his goal of completing one million push-ups to raise money and awareness for American veterans.
“In the very beginning, there were a lot of people who said your body can’t handle it,” Trevino told NBC 6. “That’s their first mistake was telling a Marine you can’t do something.”
Trevino began his one million push-up pursuit as a New Year’s fitness resolution, but soon realized he could turn it into an opportunity to help the Wounded Warriors Project. The organization helps veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, where Trevino himself has served, get reacquainted into post-military life.
He said not all vets return with wounds that one can easily see.
“People who are suffering from PTSD. Those are scars that are not seen, but people don’t notice everyday,” Trevino pointed out. “I’m just trying to bring awareness to those veterans who’re transitioning into civilian life, and just make sure they’re never forgotten.”
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