John Kriesel to speak at Minnesota West

Radio Works Jared Rademacher talks with John Kriesel, who will be speaking at the Center for Health and Wellness on the Minnesota West Worthington campus at Noon on Wednesday, November 14th. The event is free and open to the public.

In 2006 Kriesel was nearly blown to shreds by a 200-pound roadside bomb in the parched sands of Iraq, but battlefield angels in army uniforms kept him breathing long enough to reach a field hospital. He died three times and was shocked back to life. Somehow he survived through four hospitals, 35 surgeries and months of recovery. He lost both legs and suffered numerous other major injuries, but it was the loss of two close friends that hurt the most.

The guy who wasn’t supposed to survive and was told he probably would be in a wheelchair the rest of his life walked out of Walter Reed Army Medical Center after nine months. Working with author Jim Kosmo, Kriesel reveals his motivational story in “STILL STANDING: The Story of SSG John Kriesel,” winner of eight national book awards.

Learn more about John at his website https://www.johnmkriesel.com/

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