Brock Mealer grew up in Wauseon, Ohio, and graduated high school in 2003. He went on to receive his undergraduate at Ohio State University. Brock spent much of his time working at a family construction company, but also enjoyed playing basketball, flying airplanes, and being with family. A tragic car accident on Christmas Eve 2007, in which a 90 year old man ran a stop sign, left Brock paralyzed from the waist down and took the lives of his father and brother's girlfriend, Hollis. He was told by the doctors that he only had a 1% chance of ever walking again. He has persevered through this situation by clinging to faith, and relying on God.