A Florida Marine has committed to doing 1 million push-ups in the year of 2012 to raise money for wounded veterans and those suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, reports MSNBC.
Sgt. Enrique Trevino set his goal at the beginning of the year and is already over half-way finished at 523,153 push-ups.
“In the very beginning, there were a lot of people who said your body can’t handle it,” said Trevino. “That’s their first mistake was telling a Marine you can’t do something.”
“Instead of doing a million push-ups to benefit myself, I want to give back to my brothers and sisters in the armed forces, who have had so much taken away from them,” he said.
“A lot of people have forgotten about them.”
Sgt. Trevino has specifically said that he is hoping to raise awareness for soldiers suffering from PTSD as most of them go unnoticed with no physical injuries to be seen. His 1 million push-ups will serve as a way to communicate that message.
“People who are suffering from PTSD. Those are scars that are not seen, but people don’t notice everyday,” Trevino said. “I’m just trying to bring awareness to those veterans who’re transitioning into civilian life, and just make sure they’re never forgotten.”
If you would like to donate to Sgt. Enrique Trevino’s cause you can visit his donation page here, as well as check his Facebook for daily updates about his progress towards the goal.
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