Major Jacob’s parachute malfunctioned mid-fall during a Combat Skydive in 2015. He escaped alive but suffered a spinal cord injury. During his recovery in a military hospital he met an Airforce officer, Flight Lieutenant Bhaduria, who was permanently paralysed in a freak accident and had spent the last four years in hospital on a wheelchair. They formed a bond of friendship over their days together. Flt Lt Bhaduria rolled up on his wheelchair one morning and asked Jacob if he could SCUBA Dive despite being waist down paralysed. The promise made in reply that day, set Jacob on a completely different life path. It became a guiding light of purpose and sowed the seed of what was to unfold.
Major Jacob voluntarily retired from the Army, left his Special Forces family and began a journey of peace and exploration.