by McGuire | November 4, 2015 2:51 am
Kirstie Ennis was a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps and a door gunner prior to the helicopter crash that brought her career to a screeching halt in 2012. As she healed, she looked for ways that she could continue helping others- and boy, did she ever:
She got involved with Walking With the Wounded, a charity that helps provide everything from encouragement to treatment for wounded soldiers from multiple countries. Ennis even delayed the amputation of part of her left leg to participate in the Walk of Britain.
The Walk of Britain covered 1,000 miles in 72 days, and every 40 miles Ennis made her mark on the trail. She left a note or poem, along with a dog tag belonging to a fallen soldier.
She saved the hardest one for last, however, according to an Instagram photo she posted:
But when she handed Prince Harry the dog tag that once belonged to TJ – a fallen soldier – his immediate response was to refuse:
“No, I can’t. I can’t accept this.”
But Ennis insisted. And to repay Prince Harry’s kindness and for his support of the walk, she added a little distance to her walk to make one more stop:
Ennis plans to continue to support Walking With the Wounded and participate in similar events after her surgery.
What an amazing woman with such an amazing story. The way she honored her fallen brethren was amazing and beautiful. Thank you for your service, Kirstie. You are awesome.
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