5 years later and Therese is back in expedition gear! Read her story...
This year, we are hugely excited to see a very familiar face on the Walk Of America support crew team. Therese Frentz took part in Walking With The Wounded's South Pole Allied Challenge back in 2013, where 3 teams of intrepid wounded veterans embarked upon on one of the most high profile expeditions of modern times, racing across 3° to the geographic South Pole. Teams were made up of ex-servicemen and women from the UK, the US and the Commonwealth (Australia and Canada), and Therese was one of the 6 to make the 'Blue' US team. Over on the UK team, Therese was racing against Prince Harry, Walking With The Wounded's Expedition Patron.
Therese served in the US Air Force OSI (Office of Special Investigations). In 2004, when Therese was on deployment in Iraq and stationed near Baghdad International Airport, she was severely injured by a suicide bomber and sustained serious burns to 30% of her body. As a result of her service, she also suffers with PTSD and depression.
5 years later and Therese is back in expedition gear, but this time as part of the support crew. Therese lives in San Antonio, Texas, and when she heard that the Walk Of America was passing her doorstep, she felt it was the perfect opportunity to 'give something back' to Walking With The Wounded. Therese joined us in Dallas, Texas, and will be on the road with us for 2 weeks - driving support vehicles in convoy, feeding and watering the team and supporting us in raising awareness of the invisible wounds of war.
Thank you for joining us Therese, welcome aboard!