When Medvetz's doctors told him he might never walk again, he vowed to not only walk, but to climb the tallest mountain in the world. On May 27th, 2007, he stood on top of Mt. Everest.
After his successful summit bid, Medvetz realized that his experience of climbing up out of a life-altering injury was similar to the injuries suffered by combat veterans. In 2009, Medvetz started The Heroes Project, a project to get seven wounded warriors to the top of the Seven Summits.
Following is a short video on the project:
Medvetz and his Heroes Project will be featured in a Sixty Minutes segment this spring.
To learn more or to donate to the project, click here.
--Jason D. Martin