In 2013, Wirth survived a skydiving accident. The conditions that day left him with very little choice but to land in a vineyard, which is not a desirable condition for a skydiver. After a pole holding up the vineyard took off his arm, Wirth was left bleeding in the position that he was in for 15 minutes. He says that during that time, Pearl Jam’s “Just Breathe” started playing in his mind and kept him going during that time. After these 15 minutes, he was transferred to a hospital by helicopter.
Wirth ended up spending three months in the hospital and afterward, struggle to re-establish his identity. However, he never gave up on himself. He was back to running within months and befriended several Navy Seal cadets, who he says always pulled him out of his excuses not to run, despite that he had to wear a brace on his arm.
Wirth is a leader and role model not only in business but also as an example that overcoming and healing are possible even after the most difficult of traumas. Most importantly, he is not one to give up and pursues his goals until they are met.