Infantry Paratrooper, Alex Minarik is no stranger to the outdoors. However, after he was injured, most of his time was spent alone, in his barracks room. Matt Griffith, a volunteer with Heroes on the Water, invited Alex to spend a day on the water, kayak fishing. Alex reluctantly agreed to go. His wife, Katie, was invited to be with him. They both had a good time and Alex’s life began to change.