I was a typical kid growing up in the Southeast during the 1990s and early 2000s. I liked to ride bikes, rollerblade and just generally do the things that kids do to drive their parents crazy. But, during my junior year of high school, I went on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic. That was when I saw what little these people had for themselves. I grew up a little on that trip and realized that I wanted to be different – that I wanted to be a part of something bigger than myself.
I found that something in the United States Marine Corps. And while October 19, 1989 is my birthday, it was November 21, 2010 that became my “Alive Day.”
You Are Worth It
Building a Life Worth Fighting For
By Kyle Carpenter and Don Yaeger
"Kyle displayed a heroism in the blink of an eye that will inspire for generations"
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One of WSB’s exclusive speakers, Kyle’s experiences at a young age forged lessons that he passes on to captivated audiences. Through storytelling around his powerful journey in war and recovery, audiences will gain insights into leadership, adversity, and finding a joyful purpose in life.