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Operation Backbone

Operation Backbone provides crucial brain & spine surgical treatments for severely wounded active duty soldiers, Department of Defense, Special Forces & Spec Ops veterans. 

RESHAPING THE FACE OF MILITARY MEDICINE AROUND THE WORLD, 24/7
— Mike Sformo, CEO & Founder

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

“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 COL. THANKS TO THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

SPECIAL FORCES COL. THANKS TO THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

 

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
“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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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