Mark Beyers, of East Aurora, NY, is a veteran of the Iraq war and a former member of the United States Marine Corps.

On August 26, 2005, while on duty in Iraq, Mark was severely injured from an improvised explosive device, losing his right arm and right leg. He was transferred to Bethesda, MD where he underwent approximately 40 surgeries, and rigorous rehabilitation.

Nearly ten years after his injuries, Mark along with his wife Denise Beyers continue to heal together while raising their Daughter Eva, 5.