Hero Navy Seal Defies Death; Goes On To Help Wounded Warriors
Not only was Mike Day a hero in war, but he continues to be one after retiring. The Navy Seal was shot 27 times in Iraq but survived. He says he was kept alive to do better things. He is now an advocate for other wounded warriors. Among other ways, he is participating in a half-Ironman triathlon to raise funds for his fellow wounded veterans.
So far he has raised more than $83,000 on Crowdrise for the Brain Treatment Foundation -- a nonprofit division of the Carrick Brain Treatment Center in Dallas. "My life's mission now [is] not about me," Day wrote on the fundraising page. "Rather, it is to care for and lead my wounded brothers and sisters. My fellow warriors deserve the best available treatment for their injuries."