Kirstie Ennis joined the Marine Corps at 17 years old and served over six years as a helicopter door gunner and airframes mechanic, until June 23rd, 2012. This is the day that her life changed forever. On a routine flight to Now Zad & Musa Qala, Afghanistan, Kirstie's helicopter went down. As a result of the crash, Kirstie suffered extensive trauma to her brain and spinal cord, as well as extreme damage to her face, shoulder and left leg. After over 40 surgeries, an above the knee amputation, years of grueling physical & mental therapy and depression, Kirstie pulled through and is now an avid snowboarder, cyclist, mountaineer, rock climber, runner, swimmer & hunter.