2018 Conquering Kili Class
U.S. Navy Veteran
San Diego, CA
Daniel Doc Jacobs is a 31-year-old medically retired Navy Corpsman. He served eight years and two months in the United States Navy. In 2005, Doc was in Iraq on deployment when he was injured by an I.E.D. (improvised explosive device). After two years of intensive physical, mental, and spiritual recovery, Doc was one of the few amputees to return to the Fleet Marine Force for the Navy. In addition to his naval career, Doc is an accomplished athlete. He has completed 17 marathons, played on the US Paralympic Sitting Volleyball team, and tried out for LA Dodgers, the Chicago White Sox, and the Detroit Tigers, with the hopes of becoming a professional baseball player. Doc’s athletic, advocacy and academic work keep him very busy, but there is no sign of him slowing down. He is currently completing his first book and partnering with the Achilles Freedom Team on a documentary around his academic work and athletic training.
Each new Conquering Kili class accepts the challenge to embark for the summit, a walk that represents the miles that many African women journey on a daily basis to fetch water for their families. While training for the climb, each team member works to raise funds and transform communities through the gift of clean water.