You've heard it said that not all injuries are visible. Well, meet Craig Taylor...who is a walking testament to that reality.
As a young Warrior, Craig was that driven TAC-P troop that was always ready to go no matter what. As time passed on and his career progressed in and out of the middle of warzones and intense training, the injuries began to build up, some small, and some not-so-small.
Fast forward a few years, and we at Every Warrior met Craig and his amazing family as his career in the military was coming to an end. Looking at him, you would not know that there is not much of a medical explanation for why he is still alive, cause you can't see much of the damage done from some of those not-so-small injuries that he experienced.
Traumatic brain injuries, a broken neck, and a broken back are just the tip of the iceberg when you begin to learn more about the things he experienced. Surgeons and doctors have done well in helping his body heal, but the lingering effects of such trauma impact his life every moment of every day.
Today, living in southern Arkansas, he is a walking example of perseverance in the toughest of situations, and not just one or two tough situations either, no, we're talking seemingly relentless pain, suffering, setbacks, discouragement, etc. He will be the first to tell you that it's not an easy road at all, but he will also be the first to tell you what it took for him to be here today. His life, his story..they are evidence that it is possible to not just survive, but thrive in, through, and beyond even the most painful things we experience, whether mental or physical.