Marine amputee runs

Retired Marine amputee Rob Jones wants to raise money for wounded vets as well as raise awareness to help amputees get the resources they need to live a prosperous life after leaving the military.

Jones is running in 31 marathons in 31 days as an amputee. I don’t think that’s ever been done before but this Marine isn’t about being popular or wanting to be famous. He wants individuals to recognize the fight many veterans and amputees go through when they come back from battle and have to live out their lives with the memory of war.

Some soldiers do not make it back, and we are thankful for their service and for giving the ultimate sacrifice to our country.

From ABC News:

Rob Jones, a Marine who lost his legs in 2010 to an explosion while overseas in Afghanistan, is traveling the country to run 31 marathons in 31 days while raising money for wounded veteran charities.

Jones’ month of marathons started across the pond in London on Oct. 11. He has since made his way to North America — running the 26.2-mile distance every day wherever he can and even inviting people to join him some days.

The journey will end in Washington, D.C. “I’m excited about the last one in D.C. because it is really poignant on Veterans Day on the National Mall,” Jones told ABC News, adding that he’s “looking forward” to each day.

As a military veteran, I am proud of my brother here in the video above. While many individuals have a hard time finding out what they are supposed to do in life, Jones has found his cause and he’s becoming a powerful voice to motivate and inspire others.

Many injured veterans face severe depression after coming home, but hopefully, this video can help inspire veterans to get the help they so desperately need.

I support Jones in his fight and I ask that you SHARE this on your Facebook and Twitter timeline to show your support for all of America’s veterans! 

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