Before I even sat down I was drawn to a young man relaxing on the steps of the pool, my guess was he wasn't older than 25, a cold drink in one hand, a cigar in the other, not a single care in the world. The more we talked the more intrigued I became by him. Now spokesperson for Building Homes For Heroes he and I had an instant connection, a heart for helping our nation's Heroes. Upon completion of his drink, he politely excused himself and took a swim all the way across the pool where he climbed another set of stairs, and maneuvered his way to the edge. He stood there for a minute, although he didn't seem hesitant, it seemed like more of a moment of reflection than anything else. That moment, that split second in time seemed like an eternity to me, when he pulled him self up the steps and made his way on to the pool deck I couldn't help but shed a few tears, it was in that moment that I realized that this young man was a DOUBLE leg amputee. That was a lot to take in for me, not that I thought he would but he didn't mention it in our prior conversation, and to be completely honest, I didn't really look either, his eyes, and his smile told me everything I needed to know, everything else, well It didn't really matter. Side note minor detail; the pool deck which was so hot as Bruce Simon the CEO of Omaha Steaks told us last night, that we could have grilled the amazing meal they provided us all right there on the pool deck, and you know what that DID NOT phase Army Corporal Christopher Levi.
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