Challenge Extended, Ep: 001 – Retired Marine Sergeant Kirstie Ennis

Retired Marine Sergeant Kirstie Ennis has tackled a number of mountains in her life and continues to tackle them. But she is also interested in helping others tackle mountains as well. As a U.S. Marine, she was a door gunner an airframes mechanic. While on her second deployment, to Afghanistan, the helicopter she was manning crashed. It was June 23, 2012. She suffered some trauma to her right shoulder, disc damage, traumatic brain injury, and after going through a period of trying to salvage her left leg, ultimately had to have it amputated above the knee. Adaptive sports, including snowboarding, has played an important role in her recovery. Through her “Seven Summits Project,” Kirstie Ennis has a goal of reaching …

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Ep: 023 – Kirstie Ennis

This week, Betty chats with Marine vet, athlete, outdoorswoman, and overall badass, Kirstie Ennis! They discuss Kirstie’s Marine Corps family, her injury and recovery, and the role that physical activity plays in her life and the lives of others. They also talk about her foundation, which you can learn more about here:https://kirstieennisfoundation.com/. Tune in and let us know what you think!…

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