Three years ago, Alex Minksy was a Marine in Afghanistan. When he was protecting our freedom, a roadside bomb exploded. He lost consciousness — and lost his leg. This American hero was in a coma for 47 days, and by the grace of God he started the slow journey towards recovery. Before long he was back into his regular routine, and when a photographer spotted him at the gym and asked him to pose, he stumbled into a new career: Modeling.

"I just want people to look at me and not give up," he says. "To not quit."

Thank you for your service Alex!