Andrew Marr

ANDREW MARR – U.S. ARMY SPECIAL FORCES – RETIRED

Andrew Marr is a husband, father, Retired Special Forces Green Beret, entrepreneur, and best-selling co-author of TALES FROM THE BLAST FACTORY: A Brain Injured Special Forces Green Beret’s Journey Back from the Brink. His book is being turned into a full feature documentary titled Quiet Explosions: Healing the Brain by a two-time EMMY award winning director to include a three-time academy award winner contributing to the production efforts as well. He co-founded Warrior Angels Foundation 501(c)(3) and the Millennium-Warrior Angel TBI Network.

In his spare time Marr can be found pursuing his MBA at Pepperdine’s Graziadio Business School. He lives with his wife Becky the love of his life and their seven children in the Los Angeles area.

See Andrew Marr speak on November 08 at our 2019 TEDxLaSierraUniversity event “Through It All.”

What is TBI?

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability in the United States. From 2006 to 2014, the number of TBI-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths increased by 53%. In 2014, an average of 155 people in the United States died each day from injuries that include a TBI.1  Those who survive a TBI can face effects that last a few days, or the rest of their lives. Effects of TBI can include impairments related to thinking or memory, movement, sensation (e.g., vision or hearing), or emotional functioning (e.g., personality changes, depression). These issues not only affect individuals but also can have lasting effects on families and communities.

1Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2019). Surveillance Report of Traumatic Brain Injury-related Emergency Department Visits, Hospitalizations, and Deaths—United States, 2014. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Andrew Marr and Warrior Angels Foundation