On this premiere episode of Day in the life of DEA agent, Joe Piersante, we bring the R1 nation something special. Tune in as we follow special agent Piersante thru his typical day and get the opportunity to look into his life, witnessing him take on daily challenges as a blind athlete.
Losing his sight in Afghanistan, Agent Joe was shot in the head while making way back to an approaching helicopter. The bullet went thru his helmet, into the right side of his temple and out the left side of his head, bouncing off the other side of his helmet. the pressure from the bullet passing thru his head, cause brain and sight damage. spending nearly 2 months in a foreign hospital, Piersante went thru multiple surgeries, and even spent an unfortunate amount of time in a coma.
Today Joe spends his time still doing things he once enjoyed when having perfect vision. some of the which include things like hunting, running marathons, and working out. Joe even enjoys inspiring crowds, large and small, with his motivational speeches and stories about his experience.