Skip to comments.31 marathons in 31 days: Double amputee Marine will run in KC for other wounded vets
Posted on 10/25/2017 7:16:19 AM PDT by bgill
When Rob Jones was tasked with searching for an IED on deployment in Taliban territory in Afghanistan, a land mine exploded and took away both of his legs. His right leg was amputated above the knee. His left, at the knee. The Marine was honorably discharged in December 2011. Less than six years later, on Monday, hell run his 12th marathon along KCs Riverfront Heritage Trail in as many days. He plans to run in 31 marathons in the course of a single month a marathon a day for 31 straight days, all to raise awareness and funds for other wounded veterans, first responders and their families.
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I saw this Marine on the news in Denver yesterday. He also bicycled across the country a year or two ago. Semper Fi
If anyone knows a wounded vet like this in the pacific nw, please let me know. I participate in a charity that raises money for veterans. The money is used to buy outdoor mobility chairs so the vet can gain access to the great outdoors. So far, two chairs have been donated. The cause is Off Road Riders for Veterans.
Surprisingly, when we finally had enough money to buy a chair and donate one, we struggled to find a recipient. Even more surprising was the fact that Veterans Affairs refused to help locate a worthy recipient.
Wow, this guy is really hardcore. I cant imagine the pain hes going through with the pressure and bruising caused by the repetitive pounding from his two prostheses. Hes very admirable.
All I can say is damn!
Was the VA still under the Obamunists at the time?
It’s going to take a damn long time to change any federal agency from being absolutely bloated by liberal retards. sad!
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