Former Titans coach Jeff Fisher won’t be working in 2011. But it doesn’t mean he won’t be working.
Fisher, former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi, and former NFL receiver Chad Lewis will climb Mt. Kilimanjaro later this month, along with four injured members of the armed services. The effort aims at raising awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit organization with a mission of honoring and empowering wounded service members.
Making the climb with Fisher, Bruschi, and Lewis will be Bryan Wagner of Exeter, California and Ben Lunak of Grand Forks, North Dakota. Each man lost a leg while serving in the line of duty. Also participating will be Mike Wilson of Annapolis, Maryland, who suffers from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, and Nancy Schiliro of Hartsdale, New York, who lost an eye while serving the country.
“Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro will be memorable, but to be able to experience it with service members that have sacrificed so much for our country is what I’m truly looking forward to,” Bruschi said in a statement released by the NFL. “These men and women are beyond inspiring, and I am thankful to the NFL for this once in a lifetime opportunity.”
The climb begins on May 13. The group’s progress will be updated at www.believeinheroes.org as well as http://on.fb.me/believeinheroes. Fans will also have opportunities to donate to the Wounded Warrior Project.