• SCARS ARE LIKE TATTOOS WITH BETTER STORIES

    SCARS ARE LIKE TATTOOS WITH BETTER STORIES

  • DISS THE DIS IN DISABILITY

    DISS THE DIS IN DISABILITY

  • LIVE OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE

    LIVE OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE

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

    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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Just sitting here wondering where Fall went? We went straight from 🌞to 🌬❄️ • #babyitscoldoutside #fall #winter #photography #snow #ice #freezingtemps

#fbf On November 7th, 2008 my very first episode on All My Children aired. I can’t thank All My Children enough for the incredible opportunity they gave me. The opportunity to represent wounded troops on a major network @abcnetwork & show @allmychildren I got the opportunity to work with incredible actors/crew in NY & LA. Everyone embraced me from top down & helped me through the journey of storytelling. I joined the show as an advocate but left the show as an advocate with a platform. I can never thank the Executive producer & casting director for picking me. To the fans of #allmychildren I THANK YOU for embracing me, supporting me, & encouraging the network to keep me around. I am forever indebted to that network, show, & fans! #FlashbackFriday #SoapOperaLife #AMC #AllMyChildren #ABC #ABCdaytime #ItsMyAnniversary #actor #opportunity #jrmartinez #adaptandovercome

you ALWAYS have a choice. Tag someone you know that embodies this. My story is not only about what happened to me but more importantly of what I’m becoming. Recreating my identity was one of the most difficult challenges after my injury. In order to obtain I needed to retrain. There are so many examples of people that have & continue to do so. I’m part of group rewriting their story! #inspirational #inspiration #motivation #inspirationalquotes #motivational #quotes #love #motivationalquotes #success #inspire #life #quote #quoteoftheday #entrepreneur #positivevibes #positivity #quotestoliveby #lifequotes #business #happiness #goals #positive #successquotes #hustle #happy #jrmartinez #adaptandovercome

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