OK. Did you all see Alex Minsky on The View a couple of days ago. You can see it at my Facebook page www.facebook.com/katie.morningstar.71 I checked YouTube, but I couldn’t find it. There are several other YouTube videos of Alex though, including interviews with Jay Leno and the Today Show. Go check them out, along with his Facebook page. www.facebook.com/AlexMinskyFanPage
Alex is also on the cover of a new book – Fighting to Forget by JB Salsbury – to be released April 15, 2014. www.facebook.com/JBSalsburybooks
Here’s another American Hero for you. Brad Ivanchan.
U.S. Marine Cpl. Brad Ivanchan was born in 1988 and grew up with a sister and brother in the Phoenix/Glendale, Arizona area. He joined the Marines in 2008 and was deployed to both Iraq and the South Pacific as a machine gunner before deploying to Afghanistan. While in Afghanistan, Brad stepped on a pressure plate, setting off an improvised explosive device that severed his right leg below the knee, his left leg above the knee, and damaged his left hand. Afterwards he underwent 11 surgeries at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego.
Brad in Iraq
Less than 3 months after his injury he was approached by Tim Medvets. Tim is an ex-biker and avid climber who runs a non-profit called The Heroes Project (www.theheroesproject.org). The Heroes Project takes severely wounded Vets and gives them a second chance at life through climbing some of the tallest peaks in the world. Brad signed on immediately and started training in the mountains surrounding L.A and San Diego. Within 9 months of losing his legs he became the first double amputee in the world to climb Mt.Aconcagua, South America’s tallest peak at 22,840 ft. in elevation. He says he went from the lowest point in his life to the highest point in his life in less than 9 months. And he feels he is living proof that no matter what life throws your way that you can forge on and overcome those obstacles. There are truly no bounds to what the human spirit can achieve!
On Mt.Aconcagua – Brad hiked up 22,840 feet
Brad is on Facebook and has a website.
And guess what else he’s doing? No really. OK, you guessed right. He’s modeling.
Alex and Brad – Thanks for your Service – Thanks for your Sacrifice. Semper Fi.
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