"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 medical path for our injured military & their family's around the world 24/7."

Mike Sformo 
CEO, Operation Backbone


Congressman Brian Higgins on Operation Backbone

Backbone Soldier in Tampa, Fl. 

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“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 Dallas Stars (NHL)

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 “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

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Pittsburgh Penguins

"Special thanks to ownership and management of the Pittsburgh Penguins for providing the support and their time for the video and photo shoot."
Colonel, Special Forces
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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, At Home



“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, Shaner Hotel Group