Society Hill man on a warrior mission ride

Chuck Spring with wife, Lori, before he embarked on his cross country ride.

Chuck Spring with wife, Lori, before he embarked on his cross country ride.

By Jana E. Pye, Editor,

Chuck Spring is embarking on a warrior support ride, a mission quest of sorts, and he is inviting the world along with him on his journey.

The Society Hill resident and his family purchased and renovated the Carrigan house in Society Hill, all the while maintaining his company in Washington D.C. In addition to running a successful company and raising a family, Spring is also a veteran, who went on several deployments overseas in his military career. He has supported the Wounded Warrior Project for years, carring for uniformed men and women wounded in battle while serving their country.

Impassioned to make a difference in his new home, Spring ran for town council and served, and then later resigned due to work issues. One thing that not many were aware of was that he was facing a major health issue. Stage IV colon cancer.

“Though I survived the rigors of overseas deployments in service to our country, in 2014 I was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer; unfortunately this cancer metastasized to my liver, lungs and other organs”.

“With multiple surgeries, chemo and sheer will I fully expect to bring this disease to its knees and recover to my former healthy self. This lengthy process not only affected my physical self, but also increased my understanding of the struggles wounded veterans and their families face every day. I’ve taken stock of where I’ve been, what I’ve done and who I want to be in the time I have left. The short answer is I’m excited for the opportunities that lay ahead affording me to help my fellow brothers and sisters in arms who are in need of our attention.”

Spring decided to dedicate himself to fighting two battles; his own fight against cancer, and to raise funds for Wounded Warriors Project (WWP).

On his blog Warrior Mission Ride, Spring details a cross country motorcycle trip which began April 30. As readers follow along, they are encouraged to donate funds to complete his goal to raise much-needed funds for WWP.

“I will embark on a cross-country motorcycle ride from South Carolina to California and back,” shares Spring. “Along the way I will attend many WWP events, helping Proud Supporters raise funds specifically for WWP efforts. This blog will serve as my daily diary, capturing highs from the trip and the events I attend, with many pictures and thoughts. I encourage you to ride along with me and experience this trip of a lifetime!”
Warrior Ride Logo map

The Wounded Warrior Project is a non-profit organization that directly supports wounded warriors and their families

“Being physically and spiritually damaged myself in this current battle with cancer brought into vivid focus for me how other vets and their families struggle to cope with the anguishes of broken bodies. I fully intend to continue my efforts supporting these vets to help them mend, and through these efforts to help myself mend. I’ll work towards this through direct support to the WWP and the many events they and WWP Proud Supporters across the country conduct throughout the year.”

To contribute and follow along with Chuck’s journey, log on to his blog at: Warrior Mission Ride You may donate towards his goal directly on his blog.

We will keep readers up to date on his travels. God Speed and safe travels, Chuck!

Author: Duane Childers

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