The thirty-five-year-old Command Sgt. Major Jiri Schams suffered severe injuries from a human bomber attack in the Afghan Gereshk in 2008.
The shrapnel from the explosion lodged in his brain, badly damaging his cerebellum, speech center and his ocular nerve. As a result, he lost his coordination abilities and motoric planning, which has rendered him entirely dependent on the help of others. To top his misfortune off, he became the very first new age veteran with brain injury in the history of the Czech Republic, where there was and still is no conceptual approach to systematic rehabilitation care for veterans suffering from TBI (traumatic brain injury). Died at 2015 due cancer.