Marine Corporal Jacob Schick followed his grandfather (WW II) and his uncle's (Vietnam) footsteps and became a United States Marine in 2002. In the spring of 2004, Schick’s unit, Bravo Company 1/23 deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II. A month after arriving, Schick’s vehicle hit a triple stacked tank mine that left him severely wounded. He sustained multiple injuries consisting of compound fractures in left leg, left arm, multiple skin, ligament and bone loss, partial loss of his left hand and arm and an amputation below the knee of his right leg. To date Schick has endured 46 operations, 23 blood transfusions, he has also been diagnosed with PTS and TBI.
A husband and father, Schick volunteers for the nonprofit CARRY THE LOAD in Dallas, Texas which financially benefits existing nonprofits that provide resources to veterans, law enforcement, fire fighters, emergency personnel and their families. Founder of 22Kill, a global movement bridging the gap between veterans and civilians to build a community of support. The #22KILL Honor Ring, worn on the right index finger, symbolizes the choice to become part of the awareness mission. Jacob also works at the Center for Brain Health which addresses the issues of many diseases including PTS and TBI.