“Through the flames you are stronger. Wishing you strength and courage during your recovery.”
BACK COVER STORY:
“In 2005, U.S. Air Force Tech Sergeant Israel Del Toro’s Humvee rolled over a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. 80 percent of his body was burned. Doctors said he’d never walk again or breath on his own. Against all odds, Del Toro left the hospital within three months and again joined the Air Force — becoming the first ever 100 perfect combat-disabled Air Force technician.
The design reflects Del Toro’s personal motto, “Through these flames I am stronger.” It represents the strength, courage, and confidence he embodies every day.”