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His My Arms – Will Lautzenheiser | Episode 30

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Flesh-eating bacteria. A loss of all four of his limbs. And then? That's when Will's story gets really wild.

I could've spoken to Will Lautzenheiser for days. He's a wonderfully insightful, well-spoken guy with an experience that just fascinates on every conceivable level. If you'd like to hear the uncut (three hour!) interview, you'll find it at

Huge thank you and shout out to Mara Bresnahan, without whom Will and I may never have met.

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