In September 2017, my life was changed in an instant. I picked up an ax to cut down a tree and ultimately had to make decisions that would allow me to survive severing two arteries in my left leg.

Not only did my life change in some physical ways that day, I now consider that ax-ident one of the best things to ever happen to me. The massive damage done to the muscles and nerves below my knee forced me to look at everything in my life, and I am a better man because of it. Not a single day has passed that I haven't experienced some reminder of that day. My movement is sometimes limited, and most of the time, I walk with a limp because of the pain that moves around the wound, yet I live each day with gratitude.

It’s a story that has been told countless times yet, because of the good that has come out of it, I'll never tire of telling it. I'm happier, healthier, and have a clearer understanding of who I am. If you're curious and would like to learn more about that day, I'd be honored for you to take a few minutes to watch a segment by WFAA and then read a little more at the links that follow. 

Near the bottom of this page are links to three organizations that train and equip people from all walks of life to respond to traumatic injuries.

A WFAA Original news segment

SIRI saved my life

Gateway church

My story appeared in a magazine published by Gateway. In the years since the ax-ident, I have experienced some challenges and many blessings, some of which this article discusses.

A screenshot of an article written by Gateway Church.