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The story doesn't end on the pages of Baptized by Fire. Every year Joe leads a non-profit initiative for dozens of veterans and their families.  

The MoreLife Initiative is a call to action for outdoor therapeutic adventures and workshops created in memory of Matthew Lempergel. A family member and paratrooper who lost his life to suicide on Jan. 22, 2012. Matthew's spirit of adventure lives on through the mission of MoreLIfe. To develop and enrich the lives of our nation's hero's through adventure. 


If your interested in helping us restore adventure back into our nation's hero, visit