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The Amputee Climbers Climbing Volcanoes for a Cause

In 2010, while serving in Afghanistan, U.S. Marine Corporal Kionte Storey lost his leg to an IED. Once back in the States, Storey battled PTSD and depression as he tried to adjust to life as an amputee. Luckily, he found a positive method for channeling those dark feelings: mountain climbing. Just two years after his injury, in January 2013, Storey summited Mt. Vinson—the highest peak in Antarctica. That experience changed his life, and since then, he’s been climbing mountains around the world. Now in Ecuador, Storey is leading a group of fellow amputees on an attempt to summit a nearly-19,000-foot volcano. Their goal is to raise awareness for ROMP—an organization that provides prosthetic and orthotic care to under-served populations.

This Great Big Story was made in partnership with Toyota RAV4.

Los alpinistas amputados que suben volcanes por una causa

Después de perder su pierna en Afganistán, Kionte Storey tuvo que luchar contra la depresión que le dejó esta lesión. Felizmente, en el transcurso de poco tiempo, el alpinismo le dio un nuevo sentido a su vida. Hoy en día, Kionte escala montañas alrededor del mundo para el Proyecto Range Emotion, una organización que proporciona prótesis y cuidados ortopédicos a personas amputadas de lugares con poco acceso a servicios médicos.

Great Big Historia fue realizada con la colaboración de Toyota RAV4.

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