Dying War Veteran Inspires Capella Community

December 19, 2012

Capella employees had the honor to be inspired by Lt. Col. Mark Weber, decorated war veteran dying of stage IV gastrointestinal cancer, in his presentation on leadership, personal and professional development, and the realities of life when the unexpected occurs.

Lt. Col. Weber spoke frankly of how he has chosen to live his life while death is so eminent, and how his cancer impacts his wife and three young sons. It was a message of empowerment to take hold of what you have, be a leader in all of your actions and foster a desire to always be better.

President Scott Kinney honored Weber with a certificate for his 23 years of service in the U.S. Army.

President Scott Kinney honored Weber with a certificate for his 23 years of service in the U.S. Army.

After the presentation, Capella employees had the opportunity to speak with Lt. Col. Weber as he hosted a signing of his book, “Tell My Sons…” – written to leave his sons a legacy and guide them after he is gone. Copies of his exceptional book are available through the Tell My Sons website or Amazon, with 50 percent of the proceeds going to “help other parents’ sons and daughters overcome their hardships so they may live… rich and productive and loving lives.”

One Response to "Dying War Veteran Inspires Capella Community"

  1. Larry says:

    What a moving presentation! I liked that Lt. Col. Weber is still so positive and inspiring! Wonderful story from a man who has every right to be down and depressed but instead is a light of positivity for everyone he meets. I am glad I went.

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