As seen on Fox & Friends A Navy SEAL who first overcame a crippling childhood condition and then a devastating training accident offers his own experiences as lessons in defeating adversity.
Patrick Bisher's career as a Navy SEAL should have ended after a parachuting accident nearly crippled him. But overcoming adversity, even an injury as serious as a broken hip, was nothing new for him. He'd spent a portion of his childhood in leg braces. Doctors told him he'd never walk again thanks to a degenerative hip condition. He wasn't about to give up then, any more than he was in the wake of that parachute training accident. Instead, he went on to serve in combat as a member of SEAL Team Seven, seeing action in Iraq and ultimately winning the Army Commendations Medal, among other awards.
Now Patrick wants to take the lessons he learned on and off the battlefield and apply them to everyday life. He offers inspiration to all who've faced the kind of adversity he has. In chapters drawn directly from his own experience, he sketches a heart-wrenching tale of salvaging lifelong victories out of crushing defeats, and hope out of heartache.
From being branded a "cripple" to successfully negotiating BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEALS) training, from agonizing pain to heroic achievement, from devastating loss to finding his faith, Patrick's story is one of discovering ways to do everything he possibly can, instead of making excuses for what he can't. An American hero who never surrendered is now sharing his lessons with those fighting their own battles to emerge from their dark places into the light and lead a better, more productive life.
About the Author
I had a severe bone disease that crippled me in late elementary school. I was in leg braces, crutches and a body cast, all before middle school. I couldn't walk well, or without intense bone-on-bone pain. I hated my life, and was a victim of my own circumstances. Nothing came easy. I wanted to prove the world wrong about what I could do. I found a place to belong in the SEAL brotherhood, but lost my way and my purpose in the process, only to hit rock bottom because of injuries. I found change, and found my purpose, by finding my faith and became stronger than I have ever been. Once I stopped playing the victim card my life changed forever. I started to become the man that God intended me to be--to mentor people, teams and companies to reach their maximum potential and to look past selfish desires that only hurt themselves. My testimony will break down barriers and show you how to reach goals you didn't think were possible.