Run Like You’re On Fire Tour - Tacoma, WA
5K Fun Run with SSG (Ret.) Bobby Henline, fundraiser to benefit Boot Campaign and Retrieving Freedom. Wounded Veteran and Comedian, Bobby last served with the 82nd Airborne Division. He spent 13 years in the Army, completing four tours. While on his fourth tour in Iraq, three weeks after his arrival, an IED exploded under his Humvee – April 7, 2007 is a day he will never forget. The four soldiers with him were killed. As Henline stumbled out of the wreck, a human torch, he was extinguished by the soldier he had replaced in the Humvee. With burns covering almost 40% of his body, fractured bones in his face, and his head burned to the skull, Henline was put into a medically induced coma for two weeks and was flown back to the states. During his initial six-month hospital stay, Bobby remained upbeat, positive, and relied on humor to get him through each day. Putting nurses in headlocks, trying to keep other wounded soldiers’ spirits up by telling them jokes, and singing a ditty over and over garnered the attention of his occupational therapist. She challenged him to go to an open mic night and try his hand at comedy, making him promise with a pinky swear. He kept his promise, and that experience started a new chapter in his life. Comedy helps Bobby keep his Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Anxiety at bay, and allows him to share his story and healing with others in a positive way. Click here to learn more about Bobby and what he does to inspire Veterans and others. Click here to purchase a Run Like You’re On Fire shirt. To donate to Boot Campaign, click here. To donate to Retrieving Freedom, click here. To learn more about Bravo748's Speakers and Entertainers, click here. FAQs Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? No. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Email Jamie@Bravo748.com. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No, the event is a fun run only, not an organized event. Do I have to wear my Run Like You’re On Fire shirt at the event? No, the event is a fun run only, not an organized event.