Soon after graduation she began working with Camp for All, a “barrier-free” camp for adults and children with special needs (and their families). She also has served on the Ms. Wheelchair Texas Foundation Board of Directors since 2005. (You might remember her involvement there from this previous Baylor Proud story.)
Most recently, though, Hemmen joined the team at Wounded Warrior Project. The mission of this amazing organization is simple: to honor and empower wounded warriors.
In her position as Soldier Ride Specialist, Hemmen was part of the support team for Ride Across America, an eight-man bicycle team that rode non-stop from California to Maryland. Each member of the team has overcome incredible obstacles; learn more of the story of each team member here.
While one of the ride’s focuses is obviously the journey itself, it also provides the community a chance to show support and raise awareness for all of the programs and services provided by Wounded Warrior Project. We are certainly grateful for those who sacrifice for us on a daily basis and could not be more proud that a Baylor grad has chosen to honor these men and women every day.
Sic ’em, Angela!
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