In the News: The USO

Romy Rides Again

August 20, 2012

Kangaroo Express’ Salute Our Troops campaign is back for a second year to help the USO. The campaign — which goes from June 27 through September 4 — invites guests of 1,600 Kangaroo Express stores across 13 states to donate funds to support the USO’s mission of lifting the spirits of troops and their families. To help raise awareness and excitement, they’ve sent out a caravan on tour featuring custom patriotic vehicles – including a very special motorcycle.

In the News: CNN

Wounded Warrior Fighting For Innovative Surgery

September 16, 2010

His latest battle is for the Army to approve his request to get leading-edge surgery developed by a doctor in Portugal. The procedure takes nerve cells from a person’s nose and transplants them to the injured spine. It is not an approved procedure in the United States, according to military officials.

Romy and his wife, Gabriela, have done the research and are convinced that the procedure by Dr. Carlos Lima in Lisbon, Portugal, can help return some feeling and sensation to Romy’s body and limbs.

Both say that Army permission to proceed — and approve an estimated $60,000 price tag — is not just about Romy. “I think this is a great opportunity for him,” Gabriela Camargo said. “Today it is going to be Romy Camardo. But later it will be, as he says, the other wounded warriors.”