The O2X Tactical Performance Podcast: Episode 79 – Kirstie Ennis

-Kirstie Ennis is a USMC veteran, Amputee, Mountaineer, and Founder of the Kirstie Ennis Foundation.

-While on deployment to Afghanistan in 2012 as a USMC Helicopter Door Gunner and Air Frames Mechanic, she was involved in a helicopter crash which ultimately lead to the amputation of her left leg above knee.

-Determined to redefine the notion of a “disabled athlete”, she has since gone on to summit six of the so called “seven summits” or the highest peaks on each continent – with an additional two attempts at summiting Mount Everest.

-Outside of her athletic achievements, she is founder of The Kirstie Ennis Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports individuals with disabilities and provides them with the resources necessary to continue leading fulfilling lives. 

-Her story has been featured on platforms to include ESPN, People Magazine, Cosmopolitan, NPR, and the Jocko Willink Podcast


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