Brother Born is founded upon a Never Quit spirit. Of moving forward. Always. This is the indomitable spirit that resides deep within each of its Special Operations Members. Kevin Tretter, owner of Warrior Woven, is the embodiment of this quality.
Kevin is a combat decorated Green Beret who deployed multiple times to Afghanistan and Iraq. He was in a tragic helicopter crash October 4th, 2008 in Sadr City, Iraq. Knocked unconscious and thought to be killed in action, he rose from the destroyed helicopter covered in blood and diesel fuel and immediately began to extract his fellow teammates.
Diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury and a severely injured cervical spine, Kevin was told his career in the military was over. Assisted by the love and support of his wife and family, he continued to push forward. He would eventually recover, rise to the rank of Master Sergeant, and lead a Special Forces Detachment through 9 months of combat operations in Afghanistan.
One of the ways Kevin found healing was through knitting. It calmed his mind and focused his energy into creating something both beautiful and useful - Meanies. Meanies are ruggedly designed skull caps that represent fighters. Each design honors a different type of warrior - cancer survivors, law enforcement, military, and many others. Head to www.brotherborn.com to read Kevin’s fascinating and story and see his personal pics. Then click through to pick out a unique handwoven Meanie.
Life can so often be a fight. Let Kevin’s story and warrior spirit inspire you to keep going, no matter the odds. Warrior Woven and Brother Born, a perfect fit. Repost @warrior_woven
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