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Staff Sgt. Michael Kacer (RET)

Above the Elbow Amputation

Retired Staff Sgt. Michael Kacer joined the Pennsylvania National Guard when he was just 17 years old. At age 26, after deployments to Bosnia and Iraq, he was gravely injured during a 2008 tour in Afghanistan when an insurgent-fired rocket exploded next to him. With traumatic brain injury, collapsed lungs, and the loss of his left arm above the elbow, Michael considers himself fortunate—two of his buddies died that day.

Retired Staff Sgt. at 2016 Invictus Games

Military News
July 08, 2016
Limitations are more of a mindset than the physical ability, and once you find your new normal and you fully understand it, everything becomes possible.