Back on the Bike

Back on the Bike


– The Army kind of
taught me to see my body like a Swiss Army Knife. It’s multi-functional, it
does things, it has a purpose. Honestly, that’s kind of
how I saw losing a limb. I think it’s a unique experience that I got to choose to amputate my leg. I got to sign a paper
saying yes, take my leg. I had control over the decision, versus someone else who got blown up and they wake up and they’re
missing an appendage, they’re missing a leg or an arm. After graduating, with my degree, I worked in Help Desk, Career
Counselling, and I went back to school for graphic design. I thought it would be a great
idea, an economical idea, to get a motorcycle to
get to and from class. One day, going to school,
a truck ran a red light, I was broad-sided, I
flipped over the truck, landed in the middle of the road, and my lower right leg
was pretty much destroyed. I lost my leg on a motorcycle,
during a motorcyle accident. While I’m on the cycle, I would tremble. I would play scenarios in my head where I would get hit again, where I would hit a rock and
fly into oncoming traffic, like all these really
horrible horrible things. Took me a whole year to be
comfortable on the bike, and it didn’t even actually happen until here at Warrior Games. (inspirational music) It’s easy to say I don’t think
I could live without my leg, but when it comes down to it,
you only have two choices, are you going to stop living, or are you going to keep going?

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