Thursday, September 6, 2012

Marine Vet and 2012 Paralympian - Rob Jones

We have thoroughly enjoyed this summer of featuring Police, Fire, EMS and Military soldiers who have competed in the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics!

Here's another story from the current 2012 Paralympics.

Rob Jones is a retired US Marine.  He's now a double above-the-knee amputee.  And a 2012 London Paralympian for Team USA!!

Rob's event is the Mixed Doubles Rowing, with teammate Oksana Masters.  Together they won Bronze!!

Oksana was born with deformed legs, which led to her own double amputation.

Rob lost both legs in 2010 while serving with the US Marines in Afghanistan.  His injury was due to the blast of an IED (improvised explosive device).

For many injured veterans and military service members, sports is a terrific means of therapy.  We saw this earlier with Brad Snyder (blind Paralympian) and his swimming!  Now we're seeing the inspiration of sports with Rob, and his teammate Oksana.

You can follow Rob and Oksana's journey through their BadCompany website

And be sure to watch this inspiring video from Rob and Oksana with the VOLUME UP!

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