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Episode Description

Paralympic hopeful Jaco Van Gass has trekked to the North Pole with Prince Harry, attempted to summit Mount Everest and cycled across America.

But life wasn’t always about extreme adventure. After a modest upbringing in a hardworking family in South Africa Jaco headed to the UK to join the British Army.

While serving on his second tour of Afghanistan with the Parachute Regiment he was hit by an RPG, a rocket propelled grenade.

He suffered life changing injuries and endured months of operations and rehab. He talks openly about his mental health journey, how his love of cycling saved him and how we don’t all have to climb a mountain to find our strength within. This Summer he’s competing in every cycling event at the postponed Tokyo Paralympics and proving that What Doesn’t Kill Us really does make us stronger. 

Find out more at www.thismedialarke.com/podcast

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