Today's guest is Brandon Peacock: a friend of mine who has one of the most insane personal stories I've ever heard.
Brandon was the victim of a nearly fatal drive-by shooting in June of 2020, suffering 3 gun-shot wounds, 1 in his shoulder that just missed his lungs and broke many of his ribs, one in his left leg and a third time in his femoral artery in his right leg. Brandon was, of course, not the intended target but was truly in one of those "wrong place, wrong time" situations.
But you see, Brandon does NOT see himself as a victim. I won't get into all the details in these show-notes, as you'll have to listen to the podcast to hear more but on a high-level Brandon has one of the most INSANE recovery stories I've ever heard of.
His mindset coupled with his world-class support system and determination to help others has led to him creating a nonprofit called Hit The Ground Running, a not-for-profit dedicated to creating an environment where victims of trauma can overcome their unique barriers to recovery and live healthy and prosperous lives.
And the craziest part of this all? Just over a year after the incident, Brandon is training to run his first marathon, which he will be completing shortly after the release of this episode. 42 kilometers from someone who wasn't supposed to be alive, let alone walk or run.
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