Marine Lance Cpl. Alex Minsky, Afghan war veteran. After his truck rolled over an IED (improvised explosive device), Alex had been in a coma for several months and lost his leg, severe disfigurement of his right arm and a head injury which resulted in severe visual deficits. He first got noticed by Tom Cullis (LA based photographer) at the gym. At that time he was looking for a model who could reveal in pictures “the reality of life and beauty in someone who struggles to live each day as inspiration and appreciation for life”. He saw this in Alex and his determination to put all of the other guys to shame at the gym was an immediate source of inspiration for Tom. Alex Minsky now inspires people and his photos “received an outpouring of support, admiration and appreciation for such a sacrifice he had made for his country”.