Jacob Schick “Hollywood”
After a triple-stacked tank mine detonated below his vehicle in Al Anbar Province, Iraq in 2004, Jake suffered compound fractures in his left leg and left arm; multiple skin, ligament and bone losses; varying burns; partial loss of his left hand and arm; amputation below the knee of his right leg; traumatic brain injury (TBI); and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Jake has undergone 46 operations, 23 blood transfusions, and countless hours of rehabilitation. A passionate and fearless leader whose quick wit and stories of intestinal fortitude have a profound impact on everyone he meets, Jake has appeared on James Gandolfini’s HBO special, “Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq,” as well as “60 Minute Sports,” and various other local and national venues. Jake also plays a small role in Clint Eastwood’s production of “American Sniper” and “The Mule,” as well as “A Star is Born” with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. You can read Jake’s open letter to warriors and his eloquent wisdom on resilience in Psychology Today. Jake has dedicated himself to the 22KILL mission and is a key part in their success.