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    SCARS ARE LIKE TATTOOS WITH BETTER STORIES

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    DISS THE DIS IN DISABILITY

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    LIVE OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE

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    YOUR PATH IN LIFE IS DECIDED BY YOUR OWN ABILITY TO ADAPT & OVERCOME

Meet J.R. Martinez

J.R. Martinez is an Army veteran, burn survivor, actor, motivational speaker, New York Times best-selling author, and Dancing with the Stars season 13 winner. J.R. travels the world spreading his message of resilience and optimism and does it all with a smile.

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J.R.'s Story of Survival

In an exclusive interview for Nightline with ABC's Deborah Roberts, J.R. Martinez discusses his devastating injuries in the Iraq war which nearly took his life, his remarkable journey and an unlikely showdown with his mother while recovering in the hospital, all of which propelled him on the road to recovery and finally to the dance floor.

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@microsoft held a conference for their admin staff from around the world for training, motivation, and networking. Yup I was asked to provide the motivation but we also laughed A LOT. Really enjoyed my time with them. 🗣 🗣 🗣 #inspirational #inspiration #motivation #motivational #success #inspire #life #entrepreneur #positivevibes #positivity #business #happiness #goals #positive #hustle #happy #microsoft #seattlewa #jrmartinez #adaptandovercome

On this day 17 years ago I raised my right hand & joined the United States Army. A 19 year old with a smile on my face as I repeated the oath. In this statement, I vowed to defend the United States Constitution and obey the uniform code of military justice. - I admit I truly didn’t understand what came with that Oath. We were currently at war in Afghanistan with the possibility of going to war in Iraq. Although I understood that war was a possibility I never thought it would be my reality. Why because I was a kid who was naive & felt as if nothing could or would happen to me. Six months later I was in a war zone. - Seven months from the time I enlisted & less than one month into my deployment I was injured. Everything happened incredibly fast. I lost a lot of myself but more importantly I gained so much more in the long run. Thankfully I came out on the other side with a newfound purpose and perspective on life. I now valued service which gave me purpose! I'm grateful my life was spared so I can represent for so many while encouraging others to incorporate service into their life. - I thank all of those who have sacrificed before me, those that served with me, and those that continue to serve. Let us not forget the incredible sacrifice families make as well. - - - #army #service #military #noregrets #thankful #grateful #gapshirt #families #deployment #sacrifice #oath #combat #101stairborne #screamingeagles #infantryman #proudamerican #advocate

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