Andrew Marr is a medically retired Special Forces Green Beret who’s suffering with Traumatic Brain Injury and subsequent recovery through the help of Dr. Mark Gordon led him to start the Warrior Angels Foundation. The Foundation’s goal is to help other veterans alleviate their TBI symptoms through hormone and nutrition replenishment. Andrew’s book, Tales from the Blast Factory: A Brain Injured Special Forces Green Beret Back from the Brink  came out in 2018. Andrew is also currently working along with Emmy award-winning producer Jerri Sher to produce Quiet Explosions, a documentary about the groundbreaking solution that led to his recovery.

Installment 3: Determine

It starts by deciding to live a life worth living and then figuring out the why behind it. Nietzsche said, “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” In short when you have something to live for it gives your life meaning, and that makes the sacrifices and vulnerabilities of being human worth it. I’ve found in my life that the how can always be determined if you have a big enough why.

Challenging the status quo can be a daunting task, even more so when you’re navigating through uncharted territory. My why revolved around returning to the man of my pre-injury status. To come off the dozen plus medications I was on to be the husband and father my family needed me to be. After that it was to help others receive the same healing I received through Dr. Mark L Gordon. In Tales From the Blast Factory, we identify the steps to plan, prepare, and perform in the face of a desired outcome and then show how to measure the effectiveness of that plan against a desired outcome.

More details appear in TALES FROM THE BLAST FACTORY: A Brain Injured Special Forces Green Beret’s Journey Back From The Brink. These lessons we’re paid for in blood, it is my honor to give them to you. What I once thought was the worst thing in my life is now the best thing in my life, it can be the same for you. Check out our Tales From the Blast Factory site here or you can order your copy on Amazon here.