I Am Just...Chopping Onions

Days after losing his limbs in an Easter Sunday roadside bomb attack, 22-year-old infantryman Brendan Marrocco told his medical team at Walter Reed Army Medical Center he had one goal: to walk under his own power by the time his combat infantry brigade returned from Iraq.
No one expected him to survive, actually, so badly mangled was he, but he got himself up and walking. Then a bunch of charities got him and his family to Honolulu for his unit's return, which you can read about.