By Jimmy Page for The Christian Post
In 2005, U.S. Army Medic Kortney Clemons was just a couple weeks away from finishing his tour in Iraq. As he was helping to train and orient those who would replace him in active duty, the group encountered a U.S. Hummer that had been flipped and they immediately rushed to help. As they were loading a soldier onto the helicopter for transport, a roadside bomb exploded, killing three soldiers and wounding Clemons severely. He lost his right leg from just above the knee.
Later, his mom reminded and encouraged him that he “could have lost [his] life, but instead God left you behind for a purpose.” This simple statement and his Mother’s prayers were a catalyst that helped him begin to turn this great challenge into an opportunity, an opportunity to rediscover meaning and purpose in his life. So he began his journey in pursuit of the Paralympic games which ultimately resulted in a trip to London for the 2012 Games.