Wounded warriors win with $38,000 raised in charity race
April 2, 2016
With his wife on one arm and a cane in the other, veteran Corey Lehman crossed the finish line at the seventh annual Wounded Warrior and Lone Sailor 5K and 10k.
Lehman of Deltona injured his lower spine during a 2008 tour in Iraq. It affected his ability to walk, so completing a 2-mile stretch of the course Saturday was a milestone in his recovery, said his wife, Heather Lehman.
He had finished just one other race, in 2010, but since then his family has pushed him around the track in his wheelchair.
"It's an amazing feeling [to see him complete the walk]," Heather Lehman said. "It shows how far he has progressed."
The Lehmans were two of about 1,300 people participating in the fundraising event benefiting the Camaraderie Foundation, an Orlando-based veterans'-services organization, event organizer and retired naval Cmdr. Chris Townsend said.
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