What would we do if we had a second chance to LIVE? How far would you go to protect the ones you care for?
What sounds like a movie trailer is a preamble to a true hero’s journey. Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter had his life turned upside down on November 21, 2010, when he valiantly jumped on a live grenade to shield the blast from one of his brothers in arms. He defied the odds of survival (like, all the odds) and embarked on a recovery journey that would put his life on a whole new trajectory. In 2014, he received the nation’s highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his selfless actions. His unrelenting optimism and contagious energy have made him an example of what we can accomplish when we put a positive spin on everything that happens to us, good or bad.
Life is how you craft it. Stay motivated. Call your mom.