The inspiring journey of Captain Derek Herrera - Bob Woodruff Foundation

The inspiring journey of Captain Derek Herrera

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Marine Captain Derek Herrera was paralyzed from the chest down by a bullet in Afghanistan in 2012. Two years later, he used an exoskeleton to walk across the stage at the 8th Annual Stand Up for Heroes event, and brought the audience to its feet.

Watch Captain Herrera’s moving speech here:

Now he’s taking his first steps in front of his 4-year-old twin boys! On 1/13/22, World News Tonight’s David Muir shared this inspiring update:


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