Friday, January 15, 2016

Derek Herrera: Paralysed marine pioneering new medical technology

Credit: Sgt Scott A Achtemeier
As a US marine serving in Afghanistan, Cpt Derek Herrera was, by his own assessment, at the “pinnacle of his career”. But everything changed 14 June 2012, when he was shot by a sniper while leading a special operations team on patrol in Helmand province. He was paralysed from the chest down. His military career was over, but his life was not. Herrera decided to leverage his experience with paralysis in the business world, getting a master’s of business administration and then launching his own medical technology business. Full story and video at BBC.COM