Sergeant Noah Galloway, a Birmingham Alabama native, is the personification of valor and resilience. This Purple Heart awarded double amputee decided to join the military as a result of the September 11 terror attacks. However, his battles didn't end in the field. He was forced to adapt to a new life with only two limbs after an IED attack during Operation Iraqi Freedom which would take his left leg above the knee and his left arm above the elbow.
Noah's incredible journey to mental and physical wellness is one that he explores in his memoir, Living With No Excuses: The Remarkable Rebirth of an American Soldier. Those words, "No Excuses," became a mantra as he rose out of a post-trauma depression via his reinvigorating passion for fitness.
His victories at what one would expect him to see as impossible competition and obstacle races
would find Noah gaining a national spotlight. He would become the first veteran and amputee to be featured on the cover of Men's Health magazine earning the Ultimate Guy title in 2014 and landing him on the Ellen show. Noah also became a finalist on the hit ABC show Dancing With the Stars and would win the debut season of FOX's American Grit.
As a result of the honorable position he gained with a national platform, Noah wanted to give back so he launched the No Excuses Charitable Fund, which raises money and awareness for organizations that support causes which mean the most to him. Currently, the fund provides resources to No Barriers USA, Operation Enduring Warrior, and Homes For Our Troops.
Now, as a fitness enthusiast and much sought-after motivational speaker, Noah shares his story to encourage his audiences to embrace the "No Excuses" lifestyle on their way to enhanced mental and physical wellness.
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