Ken Rutherford did not choose to join the humanitarian demining community. Rather, fate intervened when a landmine blew up his car as he traveled along the Somalian border where he was working as a loan officer helping to rebuild the Somalian economy. The encounter with the mine forever changed Ken Rutherford's life, for at that moment, he suddenly became a landmine victim. More importantly, he became a landmine survivor.
Ahearn, David M.
"A Real Survivor: Ken Rutherford,"
Journal of Mine Action
: Vol. 2
, Article 4.
Available at: https://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol2/iss2/4