Dan Berschinski grew up near Atlanta, Georgia and went on to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2007.
In the summer of 2009, then Lieutenant Berschinski deployed to Afghanistan.
A month into his deployment on August 18th, Dan triggered an improvised explosive device, which instantly severed both of his legs above the knees, broke his jaw, and shattered his left arm.
Dan underwent four months of inpatient surgeries and hospitalization at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He then spent the next three years undergoing daily physical therapy and prosthetic limb training.
He became the military’s first above-the-knee and hip-disarticulation amputee to walk on a daily basis.
After medically retiring from the Army, Dan went on to attend and receive his MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.