Carolina News 14: Brothers walking cross-country for charities

By Amy Elliott | Carolina News 14 | News14.com | May 14, 2012 WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. — Two brothers are walking and longboarding coast to coast to raise money for three worthy charities. Tanner and Caleb Childs started their 3,000 mile journey to San Francisco in Wrightsville Beach Monday morning.

USA Today: Disabled vets get hot wheels despite their wheelchairs

By Chris Woodyard | USA Today | USAToday.com| May 9, 2012 Left a paraplegic by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan two years ago, retired Marine Jack Pierce vows not to let his disability leave him in life’s slow lane. Pierce applies that attitude to pretty much everything, including. right now, his summer vacation. Pierce plans…

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KXAN Austin: Man on 100-day trek on special bicycle

KXAN Austin | Kxan.com | May 4, 2012 AUSTIN (KXAN) – It’s not a bicycle. It’s not a Segway. But it looks like a cross between both. Rick Hermelin, 71, is the man on the ElliptiGo. He’s taking it on a 100-day trek to raise money for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.