After an armor defeating IED exploded through the side of the vehicle, Joshua’s memory went blank. The other guys in the vehicle told him after the accident that they thought he had been killed, and his parents were even told that he had been killed! But this soldier didn’t give up and kept fighting for his life. His first memories after the explosion were at the the VA in Minneapolis as he became aware of what had happened and the state that he was in. After several long months, Joshua began physical therapy, reaching one goal and then the next and then the next. Joshua completed his therapy at the VA and moved back home to Saint Louis. He was connected with DASA and continued to workout, with the hopes of running once again.
Several months ago, the team at Solo-Step had the opportunity to meet Joshua and hear his story first-hand. From his first steps after his injury in the Solo-Step at the Minneapolis VA, to his first steps running again at DASA, Joshua has used the Solo-Step at all the stages of his recovery, and we are so thankful that he took the time to share his story with us.
In the weeks leading up to Memorial Day, we want to send a special thank you to Joshua, and all of those who have served our country. We are so thankful for you!