Every now and then a YouTube video flies around our Trek circles that stops and makes us think. We have lived fortunate lives yet we can still empathise with the healing power and strength that can be drawn from Star Trek.
This is a video of fan Isaac ‘Feet’ Jensen, an Army Combat Medic who lost his legs and use of one hand in a tour of Iraq, addressing and thanking the crew of The Next Generation for helping him get through his PTSD. It is bound to leave you emotionally compromised as it did the whole cast and the audience of Salt Lake City Comic Con.
We think this is what makes the Star Trek community great, that we have the opportunity to meet our on-screen heroes and thank them, and in return the crew of the Enterprise got to meet a real life Hero and thank them back.