Medical Condition

Cody Johnson

Cody joined the Marines and spent a year and a half in the infantry before being medically discharged, a problem with his ankles. In 2014 Cody suffered a gunshot wound to his left leg, which had to be amputated. In 2015 he applied to the Dive Pirates Foundation after a friend at the gym told…

Jessica Smith

In December 2012 Jessica had just finished finals at the University of Arkansas when she fell ill and went to the emergency room.  Thinking she just had flu, she was treated and sent home, only to be found later by her fiance with her extremities turning blue and fighting what was later diagnosed as a…

Damien Davis

Staff Sergeant Damien dedicated 16 years to the US Army, as a truck driver in Korea, to a recruiter in Alaska, to a tour in Kuwait.  He’s now working through the effects of Buerger’s disease, the loss of circulation to arms and legs due to inflammation in the arteries.  With one leg amputated, he’s an…

Matthew Pundyk

Specialist Matthew has served in the US Army for more than 3 years, serving as a Calvary scout and a dismount team leader.  While serving in Afghanistan he stepped on an IED and lost his left leg, the hearing in his left ear and suffered shrapnel damage to his right leg.  He’s looking forward to…