San Antonio-based Orthopaedic and Spine Institute Partner with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (EMHE)

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Former US Air Force Iraqi War orthopaedic surgeon, Doctor Steven J. Cyr, M.D., FAAOS decided that he wanted to help a Disabled Iraqi War Veteran, so he partnered with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in order to help this local Wounded Warrior.

San Antonio-TX based Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Steve J Cyr, M.D., FAAOS

My heart goes out to my Comrades in Arms, and I wanted to do something to help our Wounded Warriors.

Dr. Cyr served two tours of duty in Iraq, helping solders and airmen who had been injured on the battle field. Since separating from the Armed Forces, Doctor Cyr founded the Orthopaedic and Spine Institute in San Antonio, Texas, one of the Armed Forces major medical recovery sites. The Army and Air Force have combined their multiple medical centers in San Antonio to serve Wounded Warriors, and speed their recovery efforts in what has become the military's largest existing medical complex.

When Dr. Cyr heard about the show coming to the San Antonio area, he contacted the ABC-TV reality show Extreme Home Makeover Edition to find out how he could help. The orthopaedic and pain management practice has volunteered to man tents at the home build site and pass out fruit and water to the hundreds of volunteers working round the clock to build a new home in just seven days for the Disabled Army Veteran. Dr. Cyr also will provide massage treatments for the many workers on site who will labor 24/7 to make this dream come true for a deserving Army Veteran.

In addition, Dr. Cyr made a large cash contribution, which is being given to the United Service Organizations (USO) in the Veteran's name. The donation will be used to purchase communication devices for use overseas. Active duty airmen, soldiers and seaman will be able to talk with their loved ones, free of charge from a number of USO sites located in Europe. Dr. Cyr's donation will also be used to purchase Kindles for the USO so that our Armed Forces serving away form home can read books electronically.

ABC-TV's hit, Extreme Makeover can be viewed Fridays 8/7 Central Standard Time. If interested you may also volunteer your talents and time by visiting Morgan's Wonderland to sign up, and look for more build details.

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