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Heroic Minds


Jun 10, 2018

Mike Laughlin looked death in the eyes twice. He is an above knee amputee full time Fire Fighter with endless resilience and tenacity.

We talk about 3 life altering experiences over the course of ten years and how none of them have stopped him from anything in life.

From crawling on his knees with a shattered femur and broken arm in minus 28 degrees celsius to having his leg bones stuck in the ground after a motorcycle accident.

Mike looks and acts just like any other healthy, active young male. The only difference is that every morning when he puts his two shoes on, he also puts his leg on.

This is a story for the books.

Concussion and Mental Health (3:20 - 5:20)

Growing Up (5:20 - 6:50)

Will to win (9:00 - 10:45)

Snowmobile Crash (10:45 - 21:00)

Limping is all in your mind (21:00 - 20:55)

Loss to Depression (24:30 - 30:30)

Motorcycle Crash (31:40 - 49:40)

Transfer to Prosthetic Leg (49:50 - 1:06:15)

A New Normal (1:06:15 - 1:08:20)

Trading Catheter Stories (1:14:40 - 1:18:40)

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