Kevin Flike thought he was about to die. After being shot in the stomach while serving as a Green Beret in Afghanistan, Kevin underwent a long and difficult path to recovery, battling pain, addiction, and loss as part of his remarkable comeback story. He joins Will Ahmed to discuss that journey and his newfound mission to help others by sharing his experiences. Kevin covers why he joined the army (2:11), what made him want to be a Green Beret (5:20), working hand-in-hand with the Afghan people (8:39), the stressful nature of his deployments (10:52), the 11-hour fight with the Taliban that changed his life (16:36), how his life was spared by a matter of inches (19:25), being saved by an Afghan commando and his fellow soldiers (21:25), what was going through his mind before his life-saving surgery (26:24), why he saved the bullet that nearly killed him (26:36), coming to peace with death (27:25), the importance of living without regret (30:09), the severity of his wounds and the invasive and experimental surgery that was needed after being shot (36:30), struggling with the loss of teammates (37:13), becoming addicted to painkillers (42:38), how his wife helped him through the darkest period of his life (45:31), finding WHOOP and training for the Boston Marathon (50:39), and his new mission to help others (55:45).
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