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. 

Assaf hasn’t been able to sit in a chair long enough to enjoy an ice cream with his daughter due to the severe pain that it creates in his amputated limb. His team built him a customized, portable seat cushion that he can now take with him anywhere, including his daughter’s school play next month.