In our first episode of BiteSizedRadio we’ve invited the famous Derek Weida to talk about how he overcame losing a leg in battle to get where he is today.
From his bio: “I fought hard through 18 months of surgeries and physical therapy to rehab my knee so I could return to my unit. Sometimes things are just out of our control and I was medically retired from the ARMY in June 2009. I spent 2008-2010 angry, depressed, drunk, and suicidal. All of my dreams and aspirations revolved around being a soldier and I felt like since that part of my life was over, my life was over in general.
In December 2011 I had my leg amputated, something I had fought to have done since 2007. Once I was freed from the shackles of my busted up leg I began to thrive. My passion for life returned. And, well, I am now as you see me today.
Of course there is much more to this story but how do I sum up six years of turmoil?
And let’s be honest, you’re reading this, but you’re probably also already wondering what today’s viral cat video is. Cheers.”
Check his instagram at @DerekWeida