Jacob Schick, Executive Director for 22Kill, is a third generation Marine who epitomizes service and sacrifice.
After a tank mine detonated below his vehicle in Iraq in 2004, Jake suffered compound fractures in his left leg and left arm; multiple skin, ligament and bone losses; varying burns; partial loss of his left hand and arm; amputation below the knee of his right leg, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
"Physical pain reminds you you're alive, mental pain tests your will to stay that way", is Jake’s mantra towards suffering.
A passionate and fearless leader whose quick wit and stories of intestinal fortitude have a profound impact on everyone he meets, Jake has appeared on James Gandolfini’s HBO special “Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq,” as well as “60 Minute Sports” and various other local and national venues. Jake also plays a role in Clint Eastwood's production of “American Sniper.”