Hometown: Rolling Meadows, Illinois
Date of Injury: 10/23/05
Hospital: Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Rank: E 5, Sergeant
Unit: 411th Military Police Co.
Date deployed to Iraq: February, 2005
Location of Injury: South East Baghdad
List of Injuries: Lost both legs above knee, left hand below the elbow, fingertip on right hand, lung collapsed
Since the film I have done so much and most of it has taken me on a thrill ride. I have learned the important things to me in life are family friends and having fun. I believe life is not worth living if you're not enjoying yourself with the things that matter. I have been rock climbing, wake boarding, water skiing, and snow skiing. I have been traveling a lot, talking to people, giving some speeches, and trying to get my foot in the door in Hollywood. I have always wanted to be a part of "showbiz" and I am kinda headed in that direction.
When I'm at home and not on one of my adventurous trips I'm at home hangin' with friends helping in any way I can. I do some charity work, but not much. When I do I turn to the Wounded Heroes Fund... I also fought for a bill with Gary Sinise on building a disabled veterans memorial. Last summer I went white water rafting in the Grand Canyon. That was a hoot. Hopefully you will see me on the big screen one day. I leave you with this to think about. It's not always what you do, but how you do something that can define you.