Thursday, June 7, 2012
Visit to ON-X Life Technologies - Chance to Say " Thank You"
On May 23RD I got a chance to visit the ON-X Life Technologies manufacturing plant in Austin, Texas. . ON-X Life Technologies makes the parts that make me tick when I run. It was a great visit . I gave the employees a brief presentation, giving the background of how I was wounded in Iraq, the surgery and my recovery. I highlighted some of the endurance events I have competed in and completed since having surgery. I shared with them that I was an endurance athlete before the war and that because of the of the quality of their work, and the great product they produce, I have been able to continue racing in endurance sports events. I told them they are making a difference and impacting peoples lives in a positive way. The trip was a great opportunity for me to say “Thank You”.
A local television station ran a story on the visit as well:
In the hallway of the plant they have a poster of me that shares my story
ON-X made a $1,000 donation to Team Red, White, and Blue (teamrwb.org) which is a Veterans group which I do a lot of work for. In the picture I am standing with Clyde Baker, the CEO of ON-X Life Technologies, Inc after he presented me a $1,000 check from the company made out to Team RWB to support the organizations mission.