Hawthorne, CA, July 17, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- The 2nd Annual Fundraiser for Air Force Wounded Warrior Kat Portillo takes place this Saturday, July 21 from 8:30 am to 2 pm at the Divinity Strength CrossFit Gym at 2230 Amapola Court, #5 in Torrance, California. The event raises funds for Portillo, who was medically retired after 18 years of service. Portillo was paralyzed from the chest down after a tragic accident.
Prior to the accident, Portillo was an Active Duty Major in the Air Force, where she served honorably with distinction as a Satellite Operator. She was also a competitive bodybuilder, participated in marathons and triathlons, and taught resilience classes about mental strength and suicide prevention. Her physical and mental strength is as powerful as ever; Portillo was originally on a ventilator after the accident but fought her way off of it and now breathes on her own.
“I’m so thankful for the support we have received so far,” says Portillo. “It’s difficult because the VA only covers 4.5 hours of care per day. I require 24/7 care, which costs $128,000 per year. Our goal is to raise at least $50,000 so that I can receive the care I need and continue contributing to society.” Unfortunately, Portillo was two years shy of the 20-year mark that would have made her eligible to receive a full pension from the Air Force.
Activities at the kid-friendly event include an exciting Jag 28 CrossFit Workout of the Day (WOD). A DJ will spin and food will be provided by Tortilla Cantina, with special drinks sponsored by Clamato. The event will include special attendance by the Next Step Fitness Facility.
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