Skiing for the first time after being wounded

After I was wounded I thought that there were a lot of things I would never be able to do again, skiing was one of them.  I was sure I would never ski again that I gave all of my skiing equipment away to my teammates.  The incredible people at Stride Adaptive Sports gave me the opportunity to ski again.  I cried the first time I went down the mountain.  After a long day on the slopes, my wife told me it was the happiest she had seen me in over four years.  This video is a great documentary about adaptive sports in the US.  The portion that shows me skiing is from 15:20 to 18:30.


Veterans Day 2014

I was honored to speak on Veterans Day in my native Saratoga County.  Every time I share my story it re-affirms to me the lessons learned from my experiences.  I encourage veterans to share their experiences and I encourage everyone to listen.