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Mike Day is a Navy SEAL veteran who was shot 27 times in April 2007 when his SEAL team met Al-Queda fighters in Iraq. He entered the room first, getting hit 11 times in his body armor, with the other 16 wounding him.

According to WTKR, Day is heading to Florida on April 12 to compete in a half-Ironman race. He is representing the Carrick Brain Centers from Dallas where he rehabbed after his injuries and his PTSD.

He spent 16 days in the hospital, losing 55 pounds. He earned a Purple Heart, along with the Silver and Bronze Star.

The Carrick Brain Centers help wounded warriors and children suffering from brain injures. Day wants to help raise money for them to assist those who cannot afford their care.

He hopes to raise $75,000 for the center.