Today I want to tell you about our fantastic cook during the Pecos Experience with the Shumla School, Therese Frentz. Not only does she make incredible cheddar cheese biscuits, she is an exceptionally strong person. Therese was severely wounded by a suicide bomber during a tour in Iraq with the U.S. military in 2004.
While we were attending the Pecos Experience workshop, she was notified that she had been selected to join an elite team of veterans from the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and the United States on a 200 mile cross-country skiing expedition to the South Pole in November-December 2013. And I was whining about hiking eight miles. It is both humbling and inspiring to meet people like Therese who rise above the ordinary conditions of life.
The expedition is organized by Walking with the Wounded, the organization in the UK of which Prince Harry is the patron. To learn more and make a donation to help sponsor awareness of veterans’ issues, see www.walkingwiththewounded.org.uk.
Therese recently spent time training for the trip in Iceland, which you can read about online. She is married and has a teddy-bear of a dog named Wendy. Go Therese! We will be cheering you on every step!
- Walking With The Wounded: Injured soldiers prepare for race to South Pole (telegraph.co.uk)
- Wounded troops train for South Pole (bbc.co.uk)