Nick became a lower-limb amputee while deployed to Afghanistan in 2012-2013. He was wounded in combat during an “insider attack” –
Nick became a lower-limb amputee while deployed to Afghanistan in 2012-2013. He was wounded in combat during an “insider attack” and was shot 4 times in the right leg from only 15 feet away with a PKM machine gun.
Nick heard of Bulow OPS online and we are so glad he did! After recovery, Nick was able to return to combat with his Special Forces Operational Detachment-Alpha (SFODA) and to date that is one of his most proud accomplishments.
One of the best moments in Nick’s life was when his son was born, but a normal good day for him involves early rising, working out, eating and spending time with his wife and son. In his free time, he likes to do anything with his family, lift weights, read, swim, shoot and do Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. People would describe him as determined, humble, organized and selfless.
If Nick were to give any advice to other amputees, he would tell them the following:
- Nothing will happen as fast as you want it to. Expect setbacks, manage your expectations and follow an attainable timeline.
- The only limitations you have are the ones you put on yourself. Get creative, be willing to fail, push through and you will accomplish your goals.
- Embrace who you are, what you look like, how you move – be proud of it. Take advantage of opportunities to help and educate people.
- Live life to the fullest!