Episode 7

UNSTUCK S1E7 Kirstie Ennis

Kevin Adler published on

Kirstie Ennis is an American hero and a shining example of the power of a positive mindset and of having a purpose greater than yourself.  

Kirstie is a former helicopter mechanic and gunner in the United States Marines. In 2012, while on a routine resupply mission to an extraction in Afghanistan, her helicopter crashed and she sustained extensive injuries including a traumatic brain injury, damage to her spine, a shoulder injury and ultimately a leg injury that required her left leg to be amputated above the knee. 

One year to the day from her accident, Kirstie attempted to take her own life. 

Relying on her own incredible inner strength and with a solid support network around her, Kirstie has gone from the lowest of lows to the highest of highs (literally), dedicating her life to serving and inspiring others through her actions as an adventure philanthropist. Among many other ambitious endeavors, she is attempting to climb the Seven Summits (having climbed 4 of the 7 so far) – raising money for and creating impact in each of the local communities in which she climbs and inspiring everyone who hears her story along the way. 

Among many incredible honors, Kirstie is the winner of the Pat Tillman Award at the 2019 ESPY’s. 

In this hour-long conversation we walk through Kirstie's journey to the Marines, through the crash and recovery, and how she rediscovered her purpose in the process and went on to change the world. 

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