U.S. Army Sgt. Mendoza-Valencia lost both of his legs after an Improvised Explosive Device detonated while he was on board an armored personnel carrier in Sadr City, Iraq. The Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation assists disabled veterans like Mendoza-Valencia in their efforts to become productive, self-sufficient, integrated members of this community upon their return to civilian life.
Mendoza-Valencia was assisted in the first pitch by Chris Truebridge of Shapell Homes. Shapell donated an apartment in San Ramon for Mendoza-Valencia to live rent free during his scholarship.
To learn more, visit www.sentinelsoffreedom.org.