25: Marine to Olympian with Jimmy Sides
Jimmy Sides - Ep. 25
Jimmy Sides was serving the United States in the Marine Corps in Afghanistan when a bomb exploded and left him without his right arm and without vision in his left eye. This led him to find a new way to serve his country and he eventually became a Paralympic Snowboarder for the United States in South Korea in 2018. In this episode:
What is it like to be an Explosive Ordinance Disposal Technician?
The bomb exploded - now what?
Deciding to amputate another part of your arm
Picking up everything you own, moving to another state, and chasing your dream
Making the Olympic team and what that challenge is like
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