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About Today’s Guest:

Aaron Hale was an EOD expert in the military for 6 years. Then, an unseen IED exploded in his face and changed his life forever. The accident stole his sight and just a short while later, his hearing. Yet with all this adversity, Aaron managed to pursue his passions and embrace a happy life. This is his story and the birth of EOD Fudge.

In this Episode, you will learn:

  • Aaron’s background and experience from Navy Cook to Army EOD
  • The IED Blast that changed Aaron’s life
  • Growing after adversity
  • Increasing wellness instead of managing illness
  • Spinal meningitis leading to hearing loss
  • Turning familiar hobbies into therapeutic tools
  • Optimism in the face of adversity
  • Setting the example for others

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Extra Ordinary Delights Web site

EOD Fudge on Social Media:




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Duane K. L. France is a combat veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as a mental health counselor practicing in the state of Colorado. Do you want to join the conversation regarding veteran mental health? Share, like, and comment. Read Duane's previous posts and follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn. Keep the conversation about #veteranmentalhealth going.