Thursday, March 17, 2016

Semper Fi Fund Helps Amputee Surf Again

Wounded Marines Will Hit The Waves For Surf Lessons at Camp Pendleton
Oceanside-Camp Pendleton, CA
By MIRNA ALFONSO (Patch Staff)
March 16, 2016


When Voltin was injured, he was immediately flown to San Antonio for recovery; and a Semper Fi Fund case manager was already there by his bedside when his 7-months-pregnant wife Pam and two daughters arrived to meet him.
CAMP PENDLETON, CA - In 2007, Ryan Voltin, a Marine Cobra helicopter pilot, was badly injured while deployed to Iraq, suffering severe burns and losing his left leg below the knee.

This weekend, he will be surfing, as part of a Semper Fi Fund event at San Onofre State Beach.

Voltin will be part of a group of 25 injured veterans of Team Semper Fi (TSF) that will hit the beach for the Surf Camp - Semper Fi Fund , where he will hone his water skills and learn from the pros at Waves of Impact.

The event will cover three days and the surfers will learn more than just carving the waves and walking the board.
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