Wounded veteran to give motivational speech in Hingham – The Patriot Ledger

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By Patriot Ledger Staff Thursday Dec26,2019at10:26AM Dec26,2019at10:26AM

HINGHAM Wounded veteran Kevin Filke will come to Hingham High School next month to share his message of resilience and hope with South Shore attendees.

Filke, who served as a U.S. Army Special Forces Green Beret, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 in the Hingham High School auditorium. The presentation is open to the public and Filke will take questions from attendees.

During his time in the Army, Filke served in the Philippines, Thailand, and Afghanistan. In 2011, he was shot in the abdomen in Afghanistan and left with a paralyzed left leg, an injury doctors said would leave him able to walk only with the assistance of a leg brace. Now, he is training for the 2020 Boston Marathon.

After retiring from the Army, Filke earned dual Masters' Degrees from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the MIT Sloan School of Management. He now works as director of strategic projects for a Boston-based cyber-security firm and gives motivational talks across the region.

"Since my injury, Ive traveled the country telling my story of resilience and courage because an experience is worth nothing unless you share it," Filke said on his website. "Everyday I strive to be the best version of myself and I am ready to accept new challenges."

The presentation is presented by the Hingham Sports Partnership and Hingham Education foundation. For more information, call the Hingham Veterans Services office at 781-741-1440.

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