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RAMP's 26th Annual Changing Attitudes Breaking Barriers Luncheon will entertain and educate guests to become more aware and supportive of our mission, to promote an accessible society that allows and expects full participation by individuals with disabilities. This year’s Keynote Speaker, Noah Currier, is the founder and president of Oscar Mike. Oscar Mike’s vision mirrors RAMP’s philosophy to help individuals utilize their full potential and live rewarding and productive lives.
In 2003, 21 year old Marine Corporal Noah Currier from Poplar Grove, IL, was deployed to Iraq with Charlie Co 1st LAR as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Three days after arriving home from combat, Noah and a fellow Marine were in a vehicle when the driver fell asleep at the wheel sending their vehicle down an embankment. Noah died at the scene, was revived and suffered a severe paralyzing spinal cord injury from the accident.
Hear about the life events that transformed Noah from depression and hopelessness into changing the lives of others by helping dream up the concept of Oscar Mike, an American-made lifestyle apparel brand. Proceeds from sales help rehabilitate injured Veterans through adaptive sporting events to keep them “on the move” in all aspects of life. Recently, Oscar Mike apparel became available at Dick’s Sporting Goods in select stores across the country and online. Find out the deeper meaning of the Oscar Mike clothing line as Noah shares his story and is now showing others that life goes on. “Don’t hesitate. Don’t wait. Life is too short. You gotta start living again and you’ve got to keep moving forward.”
For tickets, sponsorship opportunities or more information about the luncheon, contact RAMP, 815-968-7467 or email Kayla Scheffer, firstname.lastname@example.org.