A U.S. Marine in Florida is on a mission to help soldiers injured while serving in the military.
U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Enrique Trevino began the push-up challenge as a New Year's resolution. "I just challenged myself to do a million push-ups," said Trevino.
Now, Sergeant Trevino is determined to do one-million push ups by the end of the year', for the Wounded Warrior Project. "Instead of doing a million push-ups to benefit myself," he said, "I want to give back to my brothers and sisters in the armed forces, who have had so much taken away from them."
The project provides programs and services to severely-injured service members, during the time between active duty and transition into civilian life. "A lot of people have forgotten about them," Trevino said.
Trevino hopes to change that, and so far, it seems to be working. "When it started going viral, it just amazed me how many followers I got," he said. "It means a lot. I tell them that all the time."
In order to reach his goal of one-million push-ups by the end of the year, the athletic young man must pump out 2,732 push-ups every 24 hours. Trevino said, "I take an hour out of my time, do push-ups. Generally then, I'll average between 600 and 700 push-ups."
His goal is $20,000, but it shouldn't be difficult to top that; Sgt. Trevino already has raised over $19,000.
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