J.R. Martinez is an Iraq war hero who suffered life-threatening injures when his Humvee ran over a land mine in 2003. He survived with over 40% of his body covered in burns and spent the next 34 months at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) and underwent 33 surgeries.
When Martinez was at BAMC, he realized he was able to have a profound impact on the lives and recovery efforts of other injured soldiers just by sharing his story and listening to theirs. It was here that J.R. realized he had a gift for inspiring others and this experience helped lead him to a career as a motivational speaker.
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Martinez is also known to soap opera fans for playing a soldier on the Emmy-award winning drama All My Children, however, his fame was catapulted nationally after appearing and winning ABC’s Season 14 ‘Dancing with the Stars’. Not only did Martinez receive high praise for his dancing ability, but at the same time his story was told and televised to millions, making this inspirational war hero more beloved than ever.
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