In a single microsecond an IED on an Afghanistan road turned Joe’s life upside down. Both legs severed a few inches below his hips meant a wheel chair for him. While at Walter-Reed, a fellow airman with similar injuries shared a photo of a mountain on his iPhone.
“I’ll climb it if you will,” he challenged.
Two months later after being fitted with prosthesis legs they started painful weeks of difficult preparations.
Relying on each other, physically and mentally, we began the ascent. After two days with throbbing, bloody stumps they were on the summit – winners