Join IVCLA on Tuesday, July 12th as Captain David Wiseman shares his moving experiences and inspiring work of bringing sports to veterans as a means of empowerment! We are pleased to be partnering with the USC Center for Innovation and Research on Veteran and Military Families.
In 2009, while Captain David Wiseman was serving the British Forces in Afghanistan, he was shot in the chest by the Taliban and narrowly escaped death. Since his medical discharge from the British Forces in 2013, he has attempted to summit Mt. Everest, written a
, and worked with Prince Harry to organize the summer 2014
. He also competed in the 2014 Games in London and the May 2016 Games in Florida, where he was invited to captain the U.K. team.
Captain Wiseman has dedicated his life to veteran empowerment, and currently works for Prince Harry and the Royal Foundation on facilitating veterans' transition from the military into civilian life in programs including the
, which supports the ambitions of wounded veterans to use sport in their path to recovery.
Needless to say, Captain David Wiseman's inspirational journey and selfless character serves as a testament to the strength of the human spirit in the face of adversity. His uplifting discussion will be followed by time for Q&A and mingling over wine and snacks.
Please note that space is limited, and
prior registration is required to attend.