UNSUNG HERoes

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H E R O E S

N e t w o r k

Est. 1988

Christmas in Action. Joe B. Wiles / Vance Air Force Base; Iris Stevenson & the Crenshaw High School Choir. Twitter: petesouza4; Joy Bianchi. Leilani Marie Labong _ 7x7; Charles Strobel. George Walker IV / The Tennessaen; Montgomery Lee Photography / Angel Heart Farm Blog;
W Mitchell. wmitchell.com; Thistle Farms. Lindsey Freitas / Nourishing the Planet; Farmers Occupy the Mall 1979. Jo Freeman / jofreeman.com    

Unluckiest Man Alive


Unsung Heroes Network, W Mitchell. wmitchell.com

W Mitchell (Story)

It's hard to comprehend how W Mitchell can be so positive in spite of everything he's been through. He seems like one of the unluckiest people ever. First he was nearly burned alive in a horrific motorcycle accident that left him in a coma for weeks, and with injuries and disfiguring scars that would last a lifetime. Then, a few months later, he was paralyzed in a plane crash. Instead of giving into his pain and suffering, W Mitchell faces his adversity with this simple mindset: it's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it. Not long after recovering from his accidents, he became Mayor of Crested Butte and saved the mountain from corporate strip miners. Now, he’s a successful speaker and author, travelling the world sharing his inspirational message. He's the man who will not be defeated. He’s unstoppable.

Photo, W Mitchell. wmitchell.com; Photo, W Mitchell. Kit Miniciler / The Denver Post via Getty