NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Noah Galloway, Iraq war veteran, 'Dancing with the Stars' finalist and 'American Grit' star says he is happy with life now.
That, despite losing an arm and leg in 2005 and calling off his marriage engagement after popping the question on live television.
"There is not a day that goes by that I don’t forget that I’m missing an arm and leg. But don’t feel sorry for me. I am so happy with who I am now," said Galloway during a visit to FOX 5 morning program, 'Good Day New York.'
The war vet was hit by a roadside bomb in 2005 and woke up on Christmas Day in a hospital and maimed.
“After I was injured I went through a lot of depression. It was a mental and a physical thing that started to affect me. I went back to the gym and started doing these Tough Mudders. It was pushing myself mentally and physically,” said Galloway.
Training for the the grueling obstacle course challenge which is typically 10-12 miles long helped Galloway recover.
He now works with the Tough Mudder organization spreading the word about the competitions and how to train for them.
"Anybody can do it. There is now a Tough Mudder Half which is five miles," said Galloway.
For more information, visit ToughMudder.com.