Recovery through sport: Aaron McMihelk, USMC


Photo by William Wendelman

Aaron McMihelk is a retired Marine who was paralyzed during basic training due to an allergic reaction to the immunizations he received entering boot camp. Aaron fought his way through depression and physical challenges to find his passion, training horses. Through the Semper Fi Fund resources and his hard work, Aaron now has the skills and means to move forward, towards a successful career in horsemanship.

Recovery through sport is a series of videos containing veterans who have been medically discharged or retired and use different kinds of sports or to rehabilitate their mind, body, and soul.

Through the Semper Fi Fund and America Fund, veterans are given the opportunity to experience different activities and adventures in the hope that something inspires them to rekindle and rebuild the spirit they had prior to injury during their service to our country.