Through Hector’s journey down the Mississippi River, Paddling for a Purpose’s mission is to raise money and awareness for The Wounded Warriors and The Wheelchair Foundation. Both organizations seek to provide for those who have been injured or who suffer from debilitating health conditions. As a double amputee, Hector understands the importance of pursuing goals and reaching out in hope for the unthinkable. Both The Wheelchair Foundation and The Wounded Warriors pursue similar missions and goals. They provide for men and women injured in service to their country, as well as people around the world in need of wheelchairs.
Throughout Hector’s journey, his mission will remain – to pursue his goal of kayaking the entire Mississippi River over the course of the summer and to show others that it is important to live in pursuit of one’s dreams. Anything is possible!