W2W Childhood Cancer Ambassador Trevor Schaefer
Trevor Schaefer is a brain cancer survivor. He was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma in 2002 at the age of 13. Trevor is co-founder of the Trevor’s Trek Foundation; an organization created to bring more awareness to the dramatic rise in childhood cancer. The emotional and physical challenges children face after surviving their cancer battle are very similar to what our veterans endure. Children who have battled cancer have to learn how to survive being survivors. The Warriors 2 Wellness programs will help childhood cancer patients, survivors, veterans of the U.S. Military and their families overcome obstacles by giving them the opportunity to heal together.
Charlie Linville is a retired Marine Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Technician who lost his leg and the tops of two fingers after stepping on a bomb in Afghanistan in 2010. Despite his physical injuries Charlie treks forward and is currently training for his 3rd attempt to climb Mt. Everest, sending a powerful message to wounded childhood cancer victims and other veterans that if you believe in yourself you can overcome the obstacles that life throws your way. Charlie has already climbed the highest peak in South America, the tallest peak in Mexico and 3 of the 4 tallest volcanoes in Ecuador. On May 19th, 2016 Charlie reached the summit of the tallest mountain in the world; Mt. Everest!