The Mark Kalina Jr. Foundation was established in 2013 to provide financial assistance to victims of traumatic incidents that have resulted in limb loss or the loss of use of limb(s). This unique opportunity for charity was created in the wake of a tragic event experienced by the Kalina Family. Mark Kalina Jr. was involved in a pedestrian-train incident in October 2012 in which he became a bilateral amputee. Through Mark’s experiences, he realized the deficiency in the amount of resources available to victims of traumatic amputation. In order to mitigate some of the financial hardships, Mark decided to create a charity that would raise money for individuals faced with situations like his own.