One month after 9/11, Noah Galloway enlisted in the us army. There,he was assigned to the 1st of the 502nd Infantry of the 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky. In the infantry, he was one of the few élite soldiers who would serve as front line ground troops during a time of war.
On December 19, 2005, Noah lost his left arm above the elbow and left leg above the knee in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack in Yusafiah, Iraq. He was quickly transported to Germany to receive medical treatment and was unconscious for five days.
Noah woke up late in the evening on Christmas Eve to find out he had lost two of his limbs and sustained several injuries to his remaining leg and his jaw. Noah was then transferred to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Not only was he faced with the overwhelming challenge of his recovery and learning to live life as a double amputee.
As you can see, this isn’t slowing him down.
I remember one day going to Cahaba Cycles and picking up some nutrition for a ride. I saw Noah get out of his car and walk in. I was dumbfounded watching someone with only one arm and one leg walk into a bike shop.
My hat is off to you, man. You rock.
Noah is just one story, there are many wounded veterans that got that way to uphold the life we Americans have here. The freedom to go ride trails, cycle and enjoy our way of life is attributed to the men and women who defend it. Coming out on June 9th to the spin or donating is a way you can make a difference in the lives of those who were hurt defending our country.
On June 9th at the Combat Fitness Training Facility they will be having a three-hour spin.
Here’s the details:
Consider coming out to this awesome event here in the great city of Birmingham.