Championship Thinking in Sports

Jim Meier

Championship Thinking in Sports – My Dad and Me: Livin’ Large; Blowin’ Past that IED

This Father’s Day show guests are veteran Army SGT Bobby Henline and his daughter, Brittany. On April 7, 2007, during his 4th deployment to Iraq, Bobby’s Humvee was hit by a roadside bomb north of Baghdad. Of the five men in the vehicle, he was the only survivor. Over 38% of his body was burned and his head was burned to the skull; he spent six months in the hospital fighting for his life, and within two years Bobby’s left hand had to be amputated. To date, he has had over 45 surgeries.Bobby believes that God kept him alive for a reason. He believes his mission is to help create awareness for burn survivors, to inspire people to live life to the fullest, and to heal others through his story and laughter. Today he travels the country speaking to companies, schools, non-profits and professional associations. A customer, Pat Riley, COO, KGBTexas said, “…he makes me want to be a better man in his eyes.” Tune in for a mega-dose of inspiration. We discuss what it means to be a successful human being, universal basic human values, surviving the blast and its aftermath, impact on Bobby’s wife, Connie and three children, positive parents as role models, how to thrive, become stronger and more resilient in spite of the horrendous blast and coming face-to-face with vulnerability like never before. We also discuss attitude, directed anger, paying it forward, serving others and the undying believe that good ultimately trumps evil.