The Washington state Air Force veteran who became a firefighter after a booby trap took his leg in Afghanistan has once again suited up for a challenge, this time completing a 69-flight climb up the Seattle Columbia Center building for charity.
Thousands of firefighters descended upon the rainy city of Seattle to perform the climb, which raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, an organization that deals with cancers common to firefighters.
In the “stack” heading up the stairs was Central Kitsap Firefighter Dan Fye, who made his ascent on one human and one prosthetic leg, respectively.
Fye had accepted the extreme challenge of becoming a firefighter despite losing his leg in Afghanistan, but this stair climb was a way for him to give to a good cause and personally see what he’s made of.
“I’m seeing what I can still do,” he told KING5.
In the end, he took on -and completed- the 1,356-stair challenge.