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Meet Pete Way

Pete Way posing with his daughter holding the American flag
Credit: Pete Way

Retired Army Major Pete Way, Field Medic served America proudly for 24 years until his retirement in 2013. While on a combat operation in Afghanistan in 2003 a vehicle in front of him was hit and from that moment on his life would change. After the hit, Way rushed to assist the soldier who had become trapped and injured his leg from shrapnel in the process. This injury worsened over the years and ultimately he required an above the knee amputation. After going through extensive surgeries and physical therapy, Way said it was Sports that motivated him to stay positive and started a program called "Fight on". His program encourages veterans to take part in sports with others who can relate to them and their experiences.