A U.S. Marine is on a mission to help soldiers injured while serving in the military.
U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Enrique Trevino began the push-up challenge as a New Year's resolution. "I just challenged myself to do a million push-ups," said Trevino.
Now, Sergeant Trevino is determined to do 1 million push ups by year's end, for the Wounded Warrior Project. "Instead of doing a million push-ups to benefit myself," he said, "I want to give back to my brothers and sisters in the armed forces, who have had so much taken away from them."
The project provides programs and services to severely-injured service members, during the time between active duty and transition into civilian life. "A lot of people have forgotten about them," Trevino said.
Trevino is hoping to change that, and so far, it seems to be working. "When it started going viral, it just amazed me how many followers I got," he said. "It means a lot. I tell them that all the time."
In order to reach his goal of 1 million push-ups by the end of the year, the athletic young man must pump out 2,732 push-ups every 24 hours. Trevino said, "I take an hour out of my time, do pushups. Generally then, I'll average between 600 and 700 push-ups."
The Marine sergeant repeats this routine throughout the day. His motivation: His fellow brothers and sisters, who were injured fighting for the freedoms of millions across the U.S. "It makes me never want to stop," said Trevino. "I am already thinking, What am I going to do next year?"
With half a year remaining, Trevino has already raised $10,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project. His goal is to raise a total of $20,000 by year's end.
If you would like to donate to the project, visit http://bit.ly/zJgkl3.
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