Izzy Ezagui, a decorated squad commander in the Israeli Defense Forces, is the only soldier to have lost an arm in combat and returned to the battlefield. While he continues to serve in an elite unit in the reserves, Izzy is a public speaker who delivers inspirational talks at events internationally, including in cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Toronto, Jerusalem, and Melbourne. The Algemeiner chose Izzy as one of the top 100 people positively influencing Jewish life. He is also a successful fundraiser, helping to raise millions of dollars for hospitals, rehabilitation programs, and nonprofit organizations, such as the Birthright Foundation. Izzy has worked with both Jewish and non-Jewish groups, amputee organizations, schools, hedge funds, and companies such as Nike.