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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. IN THE MEDIA

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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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I wanna LIVE & not simply be content with being alive. I strive daily to be better than the old me, to rewrite what tradition predicts for me, understanding growth comes from vulnerability, to break the cycle & so much more that I have yet to discover. Whoever placed this along our route today, Thank You for the reminder. It got us through our 9 miles. @_ladydi_ is doing incredible in her training & I’m happy I can join her on the journey. #trainingbutNOTrunningNYCmarathon . . . #fitness #fitness #fit #workout #motivation #fitnessmotivation #training #lifestyle #healthy #sport #gymmotivation #exercise #fitnessaddict #jrmartinez #adaptandovercome #makethemremember #results #whywait #underarmour #iWILL @underarmour #nycmarathon

Where did the summer go?! Now she’s off to conquer 2nd grade with a smile, optimism, & a great attitude. I know she will do great. #blessed #growinguptoofast

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