Heart Breaking Defining MomentsFeb 22, 2023
Unfortunately, we face heartbreaking moments in our lifetime. It’s a high likelihood you already have, and I (Cindy) don’t know anyone who has made it through life with just one heartbreak. These are devastating losses and what we do with them defines our future.
A while back, we met a fantastic guy at the gym. Ken had lost both legs when the convoy he was in overseas hit a landmine. By the time he was airlifted to a hospital, the doctors had to amputate one leg right away to save his life and the other had to be amputated a few years later.
Ken has prosthetic legs now and takes away excuses from most of us! He makes it to the gym far more often than I do, is a professor at a well-known university teaching Political Science, International Law, & Post-Conflict Stability Operations. He travels internationally, is an author, and is the University Director of the Center for International Stabilization, and co-founded the Landmine Survivors Network.
As if that isn’t enough, what I just referenced are only a few of Ken’s accomplishments since the devastating loss of his legs. Ken has been through more in a lifetime than most of us can imagine. He made a decision to continue moving forward in a big way and inspires everyone he touches. I’m guessing Ken has had many defining moments from this tragedy but I’d say he’s a great example of defining his future and making a positive impact helping others along the way!