Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Marcus Colburn: "Never -- Ever Give Up" SEAL

CM Teammates! It is with great honor that I introduce you to Marcus Colburn, a fellow frogman (Navy SEAL) who epitomizes the SEAL attitude of Never – Ever give up!

Back in 1997 while serving with the elite Navy SEAL jump team called Leap Frogs, Marcus was involved in a life changing parachuting accident. On a fateful day in May of 1997, Mark prepared to make the last jump of the day. He jumped from a plane at 12,000 feet in the sky above Brown's field in Otay Mesa, California.

After free-falling to three thousand feet, Mark opened his chute. But the SEAL above him did not and continued free-falling at ninety miles an hour. The other jumper tore through Mark's chute, hitting him in the head and hand with his body. The impact sent Mark twirling unconscious through the air with few cells left on his chute, and he hit the ground, changing his life forever.

Mark's amazing recovery became his biggest challenge – and surviving the accident is a miraculous story in itself -- but what is even more inspiring is how he handles his life after the accident, and for this reason, I’ve invited Marcus to be a regular contributor to CHARLIE MIKE.

Enjoy his lessons learned – take them to heart and you’ll realize that there are no obstacles in life – only opportunities, and those opportunities are more easily obtained when you’re in shape!



DebbieKinIL said...

Thank You- He is amazing. Everyone should read the story from the link-it is truly inspirational.

Joe G. said...

This is totally unfair. After five months of using the Perfect Pushup, I was recently admiring my right bicep. Then I see a picture of this guy. I WANT MY MONEY BACK.