“It was truly an honor to spend some time with the Steelers during their training camp. Everyone was incredibly nice and treated me as if I were the super star athlete. Coach Tomlin asked if I would share my story with the team, I had everyone’s undivided attention, and it was an amazing feeling to have the Pittsburgh Steelers interested in my story. It was a weekend I will never forget. Thank you for everything Ben.” – Noah, who was Ben’s guest at Steelers Training Camp last summer.
NOTHING can stop this Warrior…on ANY day of the week!
Long-time readers of the site know this Warrior, but we thought it was time to introduce him to our newer readers!
On December 19, 2005, Sgt Noah Galloway, US Army, lost his left arm above the elbow and left leg above the knee in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack in Yusafiah, Iraq. He was quickly transported to Germany to receive medical treatment and was unconscious for five days. Noah woke up late in the evening on Christmas Eve to find out he had lost two of his limbs, and had also sustained several injuries to his remaining leg and his jaw. He was then transferred to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C where he began his long road to recovery.
Since then – he has been non-stop!
Noah ran his first full marathon (26.2 miles) in October 2012 during the Marine Corps marathon in Washington, DC. Noah has also been to Carastensz Pyramid (one of the seven summits of the world) as part of a climb with The Heroes Project.
In March of 2013, Noah completed the White Sands Missile Range 23rd Annual Bataan Memorial Death March in New Mexico.
It was on his way home from this grueling “event”, while waiting for his flight at the airport that he was approached by a big, tall man who looked surprisingly like Big Ben – and a friendship was born:
Again, you can try and keep with Noah on his Facebook page here!