And the Emmy goes to...
I'm sure a lot of you have seen this guy before. Just in case: He's the Quantum Rehab spokesman—since May 2007—and he wrote the book "No Turning Back."
He's an Iraq War veteran whose Humvee hit a roadside bomb in 2005, costing him his right leg at the hip, his left leg six inches below the hip and his left arm below the elbow.
When he's not touting the benefits of the equipment Quantum has to offer, he's the star of a TV show, "Reporting for Service with Bryan Anderson," which examines the works of community-service organizations and volunteers in the greater Chicago area.
Haley Taffera, public relations coordinator for Pride Mobility, emailed me today to let me know that not only is Bryan speaking for Quantum around the country and starring in a TV show, he's now a regional Emmy winner.
"'Reporting For Service with Bryan Anderson' won a 2011-2012 Chicago/Midwest Chapter Emmy Award in the Outstanding Achievement for Human Interest Programming category. David Price, producer, and Brian Musburger and David Berg, executive producers, also share this prestigious award with Bryan," wrote Haley.
Now you guys all know that I love to hear when wheelchair users do amazing things—like take their wheelchairs underwater, play rugby, and participate in dance competitions. Follow me on Twitter if you'd like to keep up with these cool stories when I find them.
So now we have another great story to tell, about a soldier who moved past a terrible disaster to build a life for himself and a TV show that highlights the great things other people in his area are doing.
Sounds like he likes the same kinds of stories I do.
Watch Bryan's show here.