I sit down with Jason Kroger, a hunter who’s resiliency and perseverance will surely inspire you. Riding an ATV on the family farm was a normal part of life for Jason Koger, but on March 1, 2008, a normal springtime ride almost turned into a tragedy when he struck a fallen, live power line, suﬀering near-fatal injuries in the process. Jason’s injuries were so severe that doctors at the local hospital decided to have him taken by air ambulance to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., where he was taken to the hospital’s burn unit.
Jason woke up after three days in a coma to learn that his life had changed forever. To save Jason’s life, doctors had to amputate both of his arms below the elbow, the left arm seven inches below the joint and the right arm six inches below. Four years later, it’s life as normal for this father of three. Jason has taken on the mission of sharing his story with others, in the hope that he can be a source of encouragement to other amputees going through the same things he experienced. Whether it’s roaming the halls of VUMC and encouraging patients there, speaking in front of groups of people or volunteering with Texas-based amputee-assistance group Arms Within Reach Foundation, Jason has made it a new goal in life to use his story to help others. Tune in, as we talk about Jason’s adventures both in the hunting world and how he’s using his speaking platform to inspire the world. Before you go… I want to send a shout out to the listener questions that I received. I enjoyed sharing tips and resources with all of you so please keep them coming. As I stated before I want this to be place where you, my audience gets involved in the conversation.