Nov 12, 2014
In 2004, Shane joined in the infantry in the 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, Bravo Company. During the four years he served, he faced many challenging missions, including recovering bodies after Hurricane Katrina, evacuating 10,000 Americans out of Lebanon, and training Iraqi police and Army personnel.
Months after his honorable discharge, he was coughing up blood and was rushed to the emergency room. He was diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism and told that he would have to be on blood thinners for the rest of his life. He had gone from being strong and healthy to feeling weak and useless.
He reevaluated his situation and made some big changes. He moved to a 26 acre farm in Connecticut and started farming, eating only food he had grown. And he started taking daily walks in the woods. Exploring the woods, he was able to find a sense of peace and connection to himself that he had lost during his years of service.
Listen to Shane’s remarkable story of his experience in the Marines, what he did to recover from the aftereffects of his service, and his new plans for the future.