Charlie Linville was struck by an explosive device while serving in Afghanistan in 2011, and the Iraq and Afghanistan vet had to have his right leg amputated below the knee.
He also lost two fingers, damaged his spine and incurred a brain injury.
But none of that is keeping him down. The 29-year-old is going to climb Mount Everest.
“This is not about myself,” Marine Staff Sgt. Linville told Page Six.
“It is to inspire other veterans and amputees to get up and accomplish their goals and have a meaningful life.”
The father of two enlisted in the Marine Corps back in 2006 and has gone on multiple tours. Three months after having his leg amputated, he did a triathlon. Now he’s making the climb to show his fellow veterans that were injured that they are still capable of accomplishing a lot.
“The doctors told me I couldn’t do it, so I did it anyway.”
Linville is now training and will make the climb in the spring with the Heroes Project. Help finance his, and several other amputees, Kickstarter here. (RELATED: Marine Threw Himself On Grenade, Will Receive Medal Of Honor)