These Military Amputees Are Taking On A Mountainous Mission
Two veterans are attempting to become the first combat amputees to reach the summit of Mount Everest.By Grant Suneson | May 8, 2016
Climbing Mount Everest is one of the most difficult things to do on Earth. Climbing it with one leg is even tougher.
But that's just what retired U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Chad Jukes is attempting to do. Jukes lost his right leg below the knee to a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2006. He said climbing helped him deal with his post-traumatic stress disorder.
"Having a recovery from PTSD, I would say that, without a doubt, finding that sense of camaraderie by going on an expedition can really do a lot," Jukes said.