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Triple amputee talks about overcoming obstacles after being injured in Iraq

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Bryan Anderson lost both legs and one hand after an IED exploded in Iraq in 2005. Bryan Anderson lost both legs and one hand after an IED exploded in Iraq in 2005.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A triple amputee and Purple Heart recipient brought his message of hope to Louisville Monday.

Bryan Anderson served two tours in Iraq. In 2005, he was driving a HumVee when he was injured by an improvised explosive device. He lost both of his legs and his left hand.

Anderson is one of the few triple amputees to survive such injuries.

"As long as you're able to not panic, not freak out -- think through the situation -- you can overcome anything," Anderson said. "It doesn't matter what it is."

Anderson is the national spokesperson for Quantum Rehab.

He continues to push his limitations by snowboarding, whitewater rafting, and rock climbing.

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