Noah Galloway first popped up on our radar when he was named the 2014 Ultimate Men’s Health Guy. There he was, on the cover of a prominent United States fitness magazine, bare-chested and smiling. If viewing said cover, many could say, “Wow, that’s brave.” And they wouldn’t be wrong. Noah Galloway is a veteran, and a double amputee, and possibly in the best physical shape of his life.

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But would Noah say of himself that what he does day in, day out, is brave? We don’t think he would. Instead, Galloway would probably say something along the lines of, “No excuses.” This adopted motto of Galloway’s has given him the strength and spirit to overcome several challenges. And it’s helping him navigate something way out of his comfort zone: the 20th season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

Galloway is not just an inspiration to veterans and amputees everywhere; because of his determination and success on the show, Galloway is fast becoming an inspiration to his dancing partner, to the judges, and to audiences everywhere.

Veterans who have dutifully served their country shouldn’t have to suffer through the emotional cost of war on their own. We can’t have our noble service members committing suicide because they weren’t given the treatment and attention they needed at the time they needed it.