A Letter to Check-6

By Allison Satterwhite

Dear Check Six personnel,

My name is Chris Carver, and I would just like to take a minute to thank you for the opportunity to paddle the Grand Canyon that your company made possible. I was injured in Iraq in 2007 with a traumatic brain injury. I spent several months in a coma and the next year in a hospital in different rehabilitation services re-learning to walk, talk, eat, and function.

I have become interested in kayaking in the last year and am so impressed with organizations such as Team River Runner that allow healing through the camaraderie built around water sports and the paddling community.

During this trip I was allowed to push myself and do things that the doctors said I would never be able to do again. The time on the river has made me want to make additional positive changes in my life. Overall this experience changed my life for the better and I deeply appreciate the chance that your company made possible.

Thank you again.
Chris Carver ( SSG U.S. Army Retired)
Check-6 is a Disabled Veteran-Owned Business that is very proud to support Team River Runner. For more information about TRR, go to www.teamriverrunner.org.