I am a Marine Corps veteran. During my 4th tour in Afghanistan, we
hit an IED and it inevitably led to my right leg being amputated. I
spent 13 months in the hospital before my leg had to finally be removed.
My mental health went downhill and during this time I lost a friend to
suicide. I decided to take control of my life. I began to write my book
Disturbed Earth - Journey from Guilt to Forgiveness (which comes out
October 2021) and I climbed a 14er in Colorado 5 months after my leg was
removed. Since then I have been scuba diving, surfing, snowboarding,
and have been in several events. My goal is to help others with my story
of how I have overcome guilt and found ways to ease depression through
outdoor activities. This is my story.