I started surfing at 13 years old. I wanted to serve my country, so I joined the US Army to become a 13 Bravo. I was wounded in Iraq on April 4th 2003 and was medically retired from the military. Things went downhill and I was diagnosed with TBI, PTSD, a left leg injury, and hearing loss. I was in a dark place and sank into the bottle. After a few years and a few extra pounds, I decided to get back into the water and start surfing again. I found my happy place! Then finally my dream came true to surf in Hawaii with AccesSurf. The waves and the ocean really did Save My Life!
Awards: Purple Heart Army Achievement Medal Good Conduct Medal War on Terrorism Medal Expeditionary Medal Operation Iraqi Freedom Campaign Medal Army Commendation Medal National Defense Medal
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AccesSurf Hawaii (ASH) is a local non-profit dedicated to positively impacting lives by providing beach and ocean access to people with disabilities.