27 Jun '12, 7pm

Through continuing perseverance, one Vietnam Vet turned his accident into a chance to start over.

Through continuing perseverance, one Vietnam Vet turned his accident into a chance to start over.

Michael Kabat, 61, a decorated Vietnam Veteran from Onalaska, Wi. is a people person. As a plumbing equipment salesman, he traveled throughout western Wisconsin, often stopping just to say hello to his customers or the local clerk at a convenience store. If there was something special in their life, a birthday or anniversary, he remembered it, just to make them feel special. When he wasn’t driving from destination to destination, Michael ran there. During the course of his adult life, he had competed in several marathons and had logged over 40,000 miles. Then, one day in September 2008, while cross training for another marathon, he crashed on his bicycle. It all changed, in the blink of an eye. “I was descending down a hill,” said Michael, “and looked back toward my riding partners behind me. That’s all I really remember.” Two weeks later, he awoke in a hospital bed with h...

Full article: http://www.va.gov/opa/speceven/wcg/2012/docs/michael-kaba...

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