Four veterans from Florida are rowing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean to fight PTSD and veteran suicide. And they're doing it in a boat named "Courageous."
Each member of the group represents a different branch of the military. Army veteran Billy Cimino, Air Force veteran Cameron Hansen, Marine Corps veteran Paul Lore, and Navy veteran A.M. 'Hupp' Huppman departed the Spanish island of La Gomera on December 12. They plan to arrive at their destination, Antigua, by the end of the month.
"We'll be doing almost 1.5 million strokes just to get across the ocean," they said. "We'll be rowing two hours on, two hours off, two hours on, two hours off until we get to the other side."
The superhuman effort is part of the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge, a worldwide fundraiser known as "The World's Toughest Row."
The team plans to use the funds to build a mega-kennel for K9s for Warriors, a charity that pairs service dogs with veterans suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and/or military sexual trauma.
Check out the videos below to hear them talk about the challenge: