Noah Galloway Biography
Noah Galloway (full name Noah Matthew Galloway) is a former United States Army soldier, motivational speaker, and extreme sports enthusiast. He was injured during the Iraq War, losing his left arm above the elbow and left leg above the knee.
He was also a contestant on Dancing with the Stars season 20, paired with Sharna Burgess. His pair came in third place. Galloway competed in sports events wearing a tartan kilt and also said that his family has a history of serving in the military.
Noah created the No Excuses Charitable Fund. It raises money and awareness for organizations that mean the most to him. This includes Operation Enduring Warrior and No Barriers USA. He also accompanied high school students from Alabaster, Alabama’s Thompson High School on a mission to Jutiapa, Honduras in June 2016. This was to help provide computer labs and also install water chlorinators for freshwater.
Noah Galloway Age
Noah Matthew Galloway was born on October 28, 1981, in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S. He is 37 years old as of 2018.
Noah Galloway Family
Noah was born to Andy Galloway and Bebe Galloway. His father had an accident when Galloway was young and lost his hand. Galloway says that his father was able to give him advice when he was injured and also understood his depression and mistakes.
Noah Galloway Wife
Galloway has been married two times. He married Tracy Galloway in 2007 to whom he ended up divorcing.
Noah Galloway Engagement
Noah proposed to his girlfriend (later fiancee), Jamie Boyd, on-air during the semi-finals of Dancing with the Stars. Galloway announced the end of the engagement on Monday, October 26, 2015.
Noah Galloway Kids
Galloway has three children: His oldest son Colston is from his first marriage while his younger son Jack and daughter Rian are from his second marriage.
Noah Galloway Military Career
Noah joined the military in 2001 after 9/11. He was a Sergeant assigned to the 1st Battalion of the 502nd Infantry, 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. During his second deployment on December 19, 2005, Noah was severely injured in an IED attack in Yusafiah, Iraq. Then, he lost his left arm above the elbow and his left leg above the knee. His right leg and jaw were also badly injured, and his jaw had to be wired shut. Noah fell unconscious for five days and he was later moved to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. for further treatment and rehabilitation.
Noah Galloway Dancing With The Stars
Galloway was chosen as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars (season 20), and was paired with professional dancer and choreographer Sharna Burgess in 2015. While he experimented with a prosthetic arm for his Argentine tango, Noah and Burgess finally decided not to use it. The producers then told him before the competition began that he would not be assigned the jive or quickstep. The quick, repetitive motions required for those dances would be too painful for him. With Burgess, he finished the competition in third place losing to Riker Lynch and Rumer Willis who took second and first place, respectively on May 19, 2015.
Noah Galloway Book
- 2016 – Living with No Excuses: The Remarkable Rebirth of an American Soldier
- 2016 – Living Life to the Fullest, with No Excuses
Living With No Excuses Noah Galloway
In Living with No Excuses, Noah sheds light on his upbringing in rural Alabama, his military experience, and also the battle he faced to overcome losing two limbs during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He reveals his ambition to succeed against all odds and demonstrates how to live life to the fullest, with no excuses.
Noah Galloway American Grit
Noah led his team to victory in the first season of the American Grit TV show on FOX. It is a series that involves the division of four teams of four, each led by a military veteran who is designated as the team’s Cadre. The teams compete in a series of Team Challenges.
Noah Galloway Men Health
As a motivational speaker, Galloway addresses audiences of veterans, school children, and others with his message of “no excuses”. He also appeared on the November 2014 cover of Men’s Health magazine, the first reader to be selected for the magazine’s cover, and was named the publication’s “Ultimate Men’s Health Guy”. Noah has also been a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Today Show. He was featured on the cover of the U.S. Veterans Magazine Summer issue in 2015.
Noah Galloway Fitness
On leaving the Army, he went through an extended period of depression and addictions, first to pills, then to alcohol. Galloway then began focusing on fitness with the encouragement of his friend Eric Eisenberg who fits prosthetic devices at BioTech Limb & Brace.
He started reconnecting with his passion for sports that he had from his childhood and before his injury and finally became a personal trainer. Galloway then participated in a variety of fitness competitions from regular 5K and 10K races to ones such as Tough Mudders, CrossFit competitions, and Spartan events. He was part of a non-profit organization that helps veterans via sports called Operation Enduring Warrior. He was also part of a team attempting to climb the Carstensz Pyramid in Indonesia.
Noah Galloway House
He was given a mortgage-free home that is adaptable to wheelchairs, which he sometimes needs, as well as other features needed for amputees as part of the Homes for Our Troops program and a Specially Adapted Housing Grant from the Veterans Administration in September 2015. This organization also provides veterans with financial planning assistance and he had volunteered for the organization as a builder volunteer starting in 2010.
Noah Galloway Website
Galloway has his own website where he shares his journey, from where you can buy his merch, and get to know more about his charitable organization. To get to his website, click here.