Episode 6: Perseverance with a Prosthetic


  1. steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.
    “his perseverance with the technique illustrates his single-mindedness”
    synonyms:persistence, tenacity, determination, staying power, indefatigability, steadfastness, purposefulness; More

Perseverance, persistence – and all of those words define this incredible man I had the chance to interview.

Brandon Anderson is a firefighter with the Fishers Fire Department in Indiana. We already know it takes something incredible to be a firefighter; someone who is not afraid to run into danger to save lives.

After years as a firefighter, Brandon ended up losing his leg in the aftermath of a motorcycle crash. But that didn’t stop him. About a year after the crash – he got back on the force, this time – with a prosthetic.

He is the first ever above-the-knee amputee to be at full duty as a firefighter.

In this episode – you’ll hear about the crash, the decision to amputate his leg and how he was able to get back to full duty as a firefighter. He has some great advice for looking forward, taking control of your life and how he was able to stop asking “WHY did this happen to me” and find strength.

To hear from Brandon – click here.


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