makers for heroes: team assaf
challenge: adaptable pain relieving cushion
Veteran of the Israeli Defense Forces, Assaf was later injured in the line of duty as Deputy Sheriff of Pinellas County, Florida. He has been a volunteer for Challenge America for the past three years and has been instrumental in bringing the Makers for Programs to Challenge America.
As an above-the-knee amputee with CRPS in the residual limb and lower back, sitting for long periods and especially in moving vehicles and airplanes is very painful for Assaf. He needs an adaptable, portable seat cushion that he could use at home and take with him when he travels.