When Shane “T.Shane” Johnson was hit by a car of gang members and left for dead on the side of the highway, he knew there were only two options: he could be a victim, or a victor. An active Marine, he chose the latter. Despite life-threatening injuries and unimaginable pain, T.Shane dragged himself to a fire station for help, flatlining three times before starting a long and painful road to recovery.

Once healed, Johnson retired from active service and became the founder and CEO of a successful mortgage business. In 2008, tragedy struck again when the market crashed. He lost everything and experienced homelessness for over two years. Drawing from the same determination that helped him overcome his near-fatal injuries, T.Shane worked his way back yet again. Today, he is an entrepreneur and CEO of several successful businesses. Always looking for a way to pay it forward, T.Shane has dedicated himself to raising money for homeless veterans and shining a light on the devastating rate of veteran suicides. To date, he’s raised hundreds of thousands hiking across the country multiple times and set a world record for pushups.

 An acclaimed author and speaker, T.Shane’s story has been featured on ESPN, Fox and Friends, Forbes, USA Today and more.