Posted on 29th Sep 2015
Satellite Technology at the Core of Making It Possible for Veterans With Disabilities to Overcome BarriersTue Sep 29, 2015 9:00am EDT
Wells Fargo Sponsors a Wounded Veterans and Survivors Organization That Relies on BlueCosmo Phones and Technology for Safety and Communications
SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Sep 29, 2015) - Thirteen vets with disabilities were selected for a 10-day climb and trek to Gannett Peak, at 13,809 feet the highest peak in Wyoming. The hope is they would have a transformative experience that would inspire the warriors to grow and continue to contribute their absolute best to the world. According to program director, John Toth, "With the support of Wells Fargo and the reliability of BlueCosmo telecommunications devices and technologies, we are able to assure the group's safety, allow for communication with the team for emergencies and also provide real time images from the expedition. We had one group member whose grandmother passed away, and he was able to speak to his family in Pennsylvania while mid trek at a point where cellular signals were not available."
"I had been feeling numb and desensitized for a very long time, and now I'm feeling more alive than ever. The clouds look like they are starting to dissipate!" -- Janet Gonzalez "I know now that the path I'm on is the right one. Giving back service to my fellow Veterans is clear to me now. Being with such positive people has gotten me past my first barrier. Because of such negativity here at home I almost lost who I am. Now I'm back full on! I have goals and a plan." -- Paul Smith A BlueCosmo spokesman, Ken Grunski, said the company's telecommunication equipment is designed to serve those who go off the grid for adventure, rescue, disaster recovery and other activities where regular cell signals and communications are no longer viable. "It gives us tremendous gratification to see these veteran warriors crossing barriers of previous limitations, knowing we are able to provide back up and infrastructure support for their safety and comfort." Using the Blue Cosmo isathub wifi terminal, the climbers and guides are able to blog and send photos in remote areas without cell phone coverage to share this amazing experience to loved ones back home. Eager to help, BlueCosmo Satellite Communications, which provides equipment for commercial applications, first responders, government agencies and a variety of air, sea and land rescue related operations, equipped Emergency Medicine Physician’s Assistant and mountain guide Jeff Evans of Mountain Vision with equipment from BlueCosmo to get to the heart of the human needs and communication needs to provide greater impact and efficiency.
About No Barriers Warriors:
No Barriers Warriors empowers veterans and transitioning service members with disabilities -- as well as survivors of the fallen -- to overcome barriers and unleash their potential with a variety of programs and excursions designed to introduce the No Barriers mindset. Our experiences serve as opportunities for growth and catalysts for change as these brave men and women stretch boundaries, build teams, innovate through adversity and step up to lead and serve others. Complementing the reintegration process, this program provides quality transformative experiences that inspire them to contribute their absolute best to the world. Visit:http://www.nobarrierswarriors.org.
About BlueCosmo Satellite Communications
BlueCosmo Satellite Communications is a leading satellite communication company, offering globally reliable phones (hardware) and services (rentals and consulting), using the market’s most advanced technology and contemporary configuration tools for the needs of individuals, corporate clientele and government subscribers around the world. BlueCosmo provides international audiences voice, video and world-wide-web communications — Anywhere, Anytime. For more information, visit BlueCosmo
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