Wounded warrior gets back on road with bike – Injured in bombing in Iraq, Akron Marine Oy Rassavong enjoys being able to exercise.

By Jim Carney, The Akron Beacon Journal – November 2, 2010

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Oy Rassavong rides his new adaptive bike on the trail at the Wilbeth Road Towpath. Riding is part of Rassavong’s recovery from a traumatic brain injury and other wounds he suffered in Iraq over five years ago. (Ed Suba Jr./Akron Beacon Journal)


Akron, OH – “Oy Rassavong was ready for a workout.

Wearing a Wounded Warrior and Soldier Ride T-shirt and other gear on a frigid day in late October, Rassavong was excited to take his new recumbent three-wheeler out for a spin.

A $3,500 donation from Team Semper Fi, a part of the nonprofit Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, paid for the trike made by Inspired Cycle Engineering of England. It was modified specifically for Rassavong by Creative Mobility.”

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