Lonnie Bedwell, a former Navy Petty Officer and submariner, was injured in a hunting accident that took his sight instantly. After raising his family, 13 years later, he got into adaptive sports, learning to kayak by doing hundreds of rolls in his pond on his Indiana farm. Last fall, Lonnie paddled the 225-mile stretch of the Grand Canyon, with a team of military veterans called Team River Runner. Lonnie enjoys the wilderness to its fullest, fishing and hunting with his daughters on a regular basis. He has decided to join Erik’s expedition to make a statement to the world about the importance of supporting our veterans on their journey home.