Army Sgt. Dan Rose was paralyzed by a 1,000 pound IED (Improvised Explosive Device) in Afghanistan while on patrol in April 2011 in service to his country….all his fellow citizens. Deciding to not let this life-changing sacrifice define the rest of his life, Dan chose to face challenges big and small, becoming involved in many adaptive sports competitions and winning golds along the way. With the help of a robotic exoskeleton suit donated by SoldierStrong, Dan is now able to do things he long dreamed of, standing and walking.
“The first time I stood up (I realized) I’d forgotten what it was like to be eye level with everyone. It was like standing on top of a mountain!”, Army Sgt. Dan Rose.
Dan is now PROUD to be able to stand up for our National Anthem!