Wounded Warrior to Serve as US Open Ballperson After Losing Leg

From Fox News:

“Spectators watch the US Open to see champions play – but take a look at the sidelines this year and you’ll see a different kind of champion. In 2010, Army Specialist Ryan McIntosh lost his leg in a land mine explosion in Afghanistan. Two years later, 23-year-old McIntosh will be a ballperson at the 2012 US Open. Today on Fox and Friends, McIntosh described the harrowing experience of that fateful day.

He recalled that the first thought running through his mind after the explosion was of his unborn son. The memories of his own father, not just as a dad but as a coach and a best friend, made his desire to be that support for his son even stronger. McIntosh serves has an inspiration for other wounded veterans and he wants to them to know that, “it’s hard in the beginning and there’s no doubting that it’s an obstacle to overcome, but at the same time the human will is very powerful.”

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  1. That last paragraph really hits home for me. While I was single when serving, I have 3 boys now. I often reflect on what their lives would be like if I were to be gone. I work in a fairly hazardous field, and that thought keeps me focused.

    Glad to see this young man overcome his adversity. Love on them kids all you can, man.

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