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Chris Van Etten  USMC Vet ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Part robot ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿค– ๐Ÿ‘‡"I am what I choose to become."

Remember what this extended weekend is really about. Honor the fallen.

Many of which were just trying to provide for their family, such a tragedy ๐Ÿ˜ข. #starwars #empire

It's getting there!

Let's do the damn thing. @wheelchairlacrosseusa @legsroverrated

9 weeks, that's all it took.
After my accident, I couldn't do anything for awhile. I started getting depressed because I couldn't ride, work out, or really do anything I enjoyed doing.

It's crazy how quickly depression can turn into a monster. I stopped taking care of myself, ate like shit and didn't do the few exercises I was still able to. I started get angry for no reason, and my nightmares started back up. But even all that wasn't enough to push me to be better.

But due to some recent events, I've re-evaluated my life. I've come to the conclusion that there are a lot of things we can't control, but the things we can control should be what we focus on. I'm done letting something as simple as a busted up hand stop me from being the person I want to be.
I'm posting this picture to help keep myself accountable with your help. Every month I'm gonna post my progress back to where I once was. I want to show those who maybe going through something similar that it's possible to bounce back.
Be prepared for some motivating shit! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š

Happy Mothers Day to the strongest person I know. You are the reason I am the person that I am, and you continue to inspire the world no matter the obstacles that try to get in your way. I love you mom.

Repost from @devconsin and @sanginvalleygunclub
June of 2012, about a week before my injury, we were security for a convoy running into some heavy resistance. Long and crazy day, I came so close to eating a bullet that I went deaf from the shockwave for a hot minute๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ Grateful nobody in our group got seriously injured or killed. #sangin #bangininsangin #suicidecharley #usmc

Big welcome to the @Jockey #ShowEm family, @michaeladeprince! Your story of hope over adversity is inspiring. If you want to hear it, make sure to check out or @Jockeyโ€™s social accounts.

Did a little body maintenance today. ๐Ÿ› ๐Ÿ› Crazy how your body can hold onto injuries long after you think they're healed. The first picture is an injury I got in the marines 8 years ago, second from a shoulder injury that happened in 2013. And the last shows all the stress my back has endured over the years (I've been having lower back problems and those are the darkest circles)๐Ÿ”ด๐Ÿ”ด๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™. ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘ŠTake care of your body, it's the only one you've got. ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š

Finally got to do some off roading with my girls Darth Rhonda and @sammyovandich #jeepwrangler #jeepwranglerunlimited

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