Who is Noah Galloway on Dancing With the Stars 2015
Who is Dancing With the Stars contestant, Noah Galloway?
Some of the names on the 20th season of Dancing With the Stars are names that aren’t as familiar as years past. Fans of Dancing With the Stars need to become familiar with the new cast and quickly, as the show premieres on March 16, 2015. What makes Noah Galloway special? The fact that he has gone to war for the United States and he lost not only his arm, but also his leg – will bring viewers in to see how he manages to dance, despite his injuries. His good looks and handsome physique is sure to bring the ladies in to viewing Dancing With the Stars and rooting for the underdog!
Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama
Noah Galloway was assigned to the 1st of the 502nd Infantry of the 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Just three months into his second tour of duty, he experienced a life changing injury. On December 19, 2005, Galloway lost his left arm above the elbow and left leg above the knee in an Improvised Explosive Device attack. He was transported to Germany to receive medical treatment, remaining unconscious for five days. Galloway woke up late in the evening on Christmas Eve to learn he lost two of his limbs and sustained severe injuries to his right leg and his jaw. After a long stint in recovery and rehabilitation, Galloway did what many disabled veterans do, becoming withdrawn, out of shape and depressed.
The former fitness fanatic and hyper competitive athlete was now drinking, smoking and sleeping his days away. But late one night, Galloway took a long look in the mirror and realized there was more to him than the injuries so he set a goal to get back in shape, be healthier and inspire others. Now a personal trainer and motivational speaker, the father of three doesn’t take excuses from his clients, fans and followers. He continues to compete, participating in adventure races around the country, such as Tough Mudder, Spartan events plus numerous 5K and 10K races. A sought after public speaker, Galloway travels the country sharing his story, encouraging and motivating others to offer no excuses.
Most recently, Galloway appeared on the November cover of Men’s Health Magazine, as he was named the publication’s 2014 Ultimate Guy. He’s also been a guest on numerous national talk shows including Ellen and The Today Show.
A firm believer in giving back to those around him in need, Galloway recently created the No Excuses Charitable Fund, which raises money and awareness for organizations that mean the most to him, including Operation Enduring Warrior and the YMCA of Alabaster, AL. Noah is partnered with Sharna Burgess.
Follow Noah @noah_galloway
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