August 7, 2013

The Walking Wounded

This week ABC’s Four Corner’s aired a powerful episode called “Walking Wounded,” about a remarkable man named Giles Duley.

Giles was embedded within the U.S. army as a photographer in Afghanistan. In 2011 his life changed when he lost both legs and part of his left arm to an improvised explosive device (IED). However, Giles’ story is one of hope and resilience.

Giles made the decision to return to Afghanistan to photograph victims of IED’s. Sadly, most of the victims of IED’s are children and the poor of Afghanistan. Unlike Giles, the people he met did not have access to the medical care he did, and were often the sole breadwinner for their large families.

His story is a powerful reminder of the cost of war, the stark difference in opportunities between developed and developing countries, and one man’s drive to live a life of influence.

To watch the episode, check out ABC iview;

To see more of Giles’ photography visit his website;

Thank you Giles for your wonderful inspiration, may we all embrace our limitations, use our talents, and make a difference in the world.

Jess xxx

Giles Duley

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