Despite the grim medical outlook in his case, nobody is telling this man “no.” Brumit, a member of the 7th Special Forces Group, who has served 11 deployments in 12 years said, “I’ve been through tougher. This is not gonna set me back.”
The girl he was trying to save on Saturday July 25, was rescued by someone on another boat. Brumit was helped by another soldier before being rushed to the hospital, according to the Daily Mail. Doctors at Baptist Hospital who are treating Brumit said with injuries like this, he’s not expected to walk.
“But the soldier has refused to be beaten, vowing to do everything in his power to walk again – and says he wants to go for a recovery in record time,” the article said.
Family, friends, even strangers have stopped by the hospital to wish him well, including Brumit’s father Randy, who’s also a Special Forces soldier.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help pay for Brumit’s medical bills in the months ahead, and has already raised more than $29,000. (gofundme link below)