4 veterans row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic to help U.S. service members battling PTSD

Four Florida veterans row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic to raise awareness of PTSD and veteran suicide while raising money for our country’s heroes facing mental challenges.

The veterans of the Fernandina Beach-based rowing group make up Foar From Home – a support platform and community that has raised more than $ 727,000 so far. The money goes to help veterinarians struggling with PTSD, identity issues, financial problems, housing availability and cognitive disorders.

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Billy Cimino (Army), Cameron Hansen (Air Force), AM ‘Hupp’ Huppman (Navy) and Paul Lore (Marines) departed from La Gomera, one of Spain’s Canary Islands, on 12 December.

As of January 10, the crew has been at sea for 29 days with 1,608 rowed nautical miles and 1,240 nautical miles left. Their journey is part of the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge, a worldwide charitable initiative known as “The World’s Hardest Row.” They are expected to land at their destination in Antigua at the end of the month.

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“We originally took this challenge to change the lives of a few veterans,” Lore told Fox News. “Instead, with the support of a loving grassroots community, we are now building a mega-kennel at K9s For Warriors that will train warrior dogs for our veterans.”

“We have been blessed to influence our veteran community in this way – all the while this sea crossing has transformed our character, our hearts and our grace,” Lore added.

You can follow their journey in real time at www.taliskerwhiskyatlanticchallenge.com. You can also sponsor their miles at foarfromhome.com.

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