In February 2004, Staff Sergeant Dan Nevins was deployed to Balad, Iraq as a member of Task Force Tacoma, where he served as an infantry squad leader. Nine months later, on November 10, 2004, an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated beneath the vehicle in which he was a passenger on an early morning combat mission.
As a result of his injuries, Nevins suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), his left leg was amputated below the knee, and his right leg was severely damaged – requiring more than 30 surgeries to date.
While recovering from the horrific incident, Dan found yoga and has become one of the leading instructors in the country. He was in Buffalo last week for the HEAL BFLO Retreat at the Hyatt Regency. Watch Dan’s inspirational story here: