Please join us for a very special Father's Day edition of Challenged Athletes Live with Bob Babbitt as he speaks to Operation Rebound CAF athlete and father, Anthony Smith.
US Army Major Anthony Smith took a direct hit from a rocket-propelled grenade while on deployment in Iraq. He was put in a body bag before a nurse noticed air bubbles coming up through the blood. Anthony was in a coma for 62 days and only recently regained most of his memory. He lost his right arm below the elbow and underwent dozens of surgeries, learning to write and throw a ball to his child with his left hand.
Anthony later started competing in triathlons, did CAF’s 620-mile Million Dollar Challenge ride, and earned his black belt in martial arts, opening his own studio. He is currently training for the U.S. Paralympic Tae Kwan Do team that will debut at the 2021 Tokyo Paralympics.