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Support Staff Sergeant Joe Beimfohr in Sport's Illustrated's "Greatness in Sports"

Meet Staff Sergeant Joe Beimfohr  who was in Chuck Z's unit in Iraq where both of them were hit (different times) and recovered together at WRAMC.  Joe went to college and has become one of the top handcyclers in the world.  He is truly a motivating American hero, and, if you read more about him, you will quickly see that he is someone you should know.  Below is his letter asking for support in SI's Greatness in Sports contest.  Read on:

Dear friends,

I am happy to announce that I have been nominated as one of three finalists in the Sports Illustrated's Greatness in Sports contest. I am asking for your support by way of your vote in the contest.
 
Many of you I know and some I only know through Facebook or by some other means. I was wounded while serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq in July of 2005. I later was introduced to the sport of handcycling and have found great joy in competition and teaching the sport to newly injured veterans. As a believer in paying it forward, I have agreed to donate half of my winnings to the Achilles Freedom Team.
 
The Achilles Freedom Team is a chapter of Achilles International, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, that is composed entirely of wounded veterans. Achilles pays all costs for these wounded warriors to participate and travel to major marathons across the country.
 
I had to write a short essay on what sports means to me. You can read the attachment if you'd like, I promise that this attachement is not spam and contains no viruses.
 
Please take 5 minutes of your time to vote and help me give back to the sport that has meant so much to me during my recovery. The more votes I receive= the more money I can donate to this worthy charity.
 
P.S. You can vote once a day if you feel so inclined :). Contest ends November 14th. Please post the contest link on your Facebook page or Twitter feeds, and feel free to forward this email to your friends to help generate as many votes as possible. I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you very much for your time and support.
 
 
 
 
Yours in sport,
 
Joe Beimfohr

You guys know what to do.

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