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Operation Backbone

 BRAIN & SPINE SURGERY FOR INJURED SOLDIERS

Starting out, my vision was never to maintain the status quo - my vision has always been to create a process that rolls over the deficiencies, & creates a path for our injured military & their family’s around the world 24/7.
— M.Sformo
 

Congressman Brian Higgins on Operation Backbone

Backbone Soldier in Tampa, Fl. 

The Boston Bruins are proud to announce our partnership with Operation Backbone. Providing support to the Veterans who have served our country is incredibly important and we are excited to support this program.

— Charlie Jacobs, Chief Executive Officer & Alternate Governor of the Boston Bruins


“Being in the unique position of having an entire NHL team of Stars behind us, provides us the ability to see first hand the determination, sacrifice & drive it takes to be a team player on and off the field. So from the US & Canadian forces, to the coalition forces around the world, we are proud to be on board & support Operation Backbone."

Thomas Gaglardi, Owner and Governor of the Dallas Stars (NHL)


"From D-Day invasion to the current conflicts around the world, the Stars understand the important critical mission that our soldiers uphold 24/7 - 365. It’s a thin line of freedom they defend everyday, & the Stars are proud to support Operation Backbone and its world wide missions in the never ending pursuit of freedom."

Jim Lites, President and CEO of the Stars (NHL)


Special Forces Colonel US Army, thanks to the Pittsburg Penguins

"Special thanks to ownership and management of the Pittsburgh Penguins for providing the support and their time for the video and photo shoot."
 
— COL, Special Forces, with severe lower back and upper neck issues. 


GOT THEIR BACKs

“Being part of Operation Backbone now provides me the chance to give back and serve our men and women who have stood fast year after year to protect this great nation.” — Pat Lafontaine, NHL Hall of Fame

“Being part of Operation Backbone now provides me the chance to give back and serve our men and women who have stood fast year after year to protect this great nation.”

— Pat Lafontaine, NHL Hall of Fame

“They have our backs 24/7, now it’s my time to have theirs! Being able to get up everyday and enjoy my family, friends and go to work knowing that our military’s got our back - it’s an honor to serve with Backbone.” — Marty Turco, NHL

“They have our backs 24/7, now it’s my time to have theirs! Being able to get up everyday and enjoy my family, friends and go to work knowing that our military’s got our back - it’s an honor to serve with Backbone.”

— Marty Turco, NHL


Proud supporters of backbone

“Seeing the talent, dedication & commitment of Operation Backbone for our soldiers around the world makes me proud to be part of such an outstanding team.”

Tony Danza, Actor


“Operation Backbone not only provides crucial brain & spine surgical treatments for severely wounded active duty & veterans but also goes deeper ensuring family support and participation, healing wounds that no surgery can mend.”

Dr. Ben Carson, Surgeon, Philanthropist, Journalist


“Proud to support and be a part of Operation Backbone.”

Joe Mantegna, Actor

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At Home

"At Home proudly stands behind the men and women who serve our country to preserve our freedom, every day.  Our support of organizations like Operation Backbone is our way of giving back to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country." 

- Lee Bird, CEO of At Home

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Shaner CORPORATION

“I didn’t know there were thousands of American soldiers with spinal and brain injuries that the Veterans Administration hospitals aren’t equipped to treat - these people aren’t getting the care and support they deserve."

- Lance Shaner, Owner of Shaner Hotel Group