About the Author
He has worked for international aid agencies in Bosnia, Kenya, Mauritania, Senegal, and Somalia, and served as a Fulbright Professor in Jordan. After losing his legs to a landmine, he co-founded the Landmine Survivors Network, a leading member of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, which was awarded the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize, and the Cluster Munitions Coalition that helped achieve the Convention on Cluster Munitions. His story has been profiled in Reader's Digest and on television, including the BBC, The View, and Oprah. Rutherford has received several awards in recognition of his humanitarian and human rights leadership, including the Leadership in International Rehabilitation Award by Northwestern University and the first International United Nations Association-USA Humanitarian Prize from Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills.
Dr. Rutherford earned his Ph.D. and MALS at Georgetown University, and BA and MBA degrees from the University of Colorado where he was a football letterman and inducted in its Hall of Fame for distinguished alumni. He lives in Harrisonburg, Virginia with his wife Kimberly and their four children, Hayden, Campbell, Duncan and Lucie.