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Full of heart : my story of survival, strength, and spirit

Author: J R Martinez; Alexandra Rockey Fleming
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This book tells the story of an inspirational journey from tragedy to triumph. In 2003, at age nineteen, the author was on a routine patrol in Iraq when the Humvee he was driving hit an antitank mine, resulting in severe injuries and burns. Out of that tragedy came an improbable journey of inspiration, motivation, and dreams come true. Raised in Louisiana and Arkansas by a single mother from El Salvador, he was well  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: J R Martinez
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J R Martinez; Alexandra Rockey Fleming
ISBN: 9781401324742 1401324746
OCLC Number: 777624977
Description: viii, 238 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Boy meets world --
American dreams --
Hope --
Football dreams --
Running out of hope --
Uncle Sam wants me --
The crucible --
Twilight --
Who will love me now? --
Burn paradise --
A long road home --
Getting back on the bike --
Welcome to Hollywood --
Full of heart.
Responsibility: J.R. Martinez with Alexandra Rockey Fleming.

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This book tells the story of an inspirational journey from tragedy to triumph. In 2003, at age nineteen, the author was on a routine patrol in Iraq when the Humvee he was driving hit an antitank mine, resulting in severe injuries and burns. Out of that tragedy came an improbable journey of inspiration, motivation, and dreams come true. Raised in Louisiana and Arkansas by a single mother from El Salvador, he was well known for his good looks and his smart mouth. When his college football dreams collapsed, he turned to the U.S. Army. After his Humvee hit a mine, he spent 34 months in grueling recovery. His spirits were low, until he was asked to speak to another young burn victim. He then realized how valuable and gratifying it was to share his experiences with other patients and listen to theirs. He had found a calling. His resilience, optimism, and charm were also noted by Hollywood and scored him roles on All My Children and Dancing with the Stars, where he was the season 13 champion. Today, he tours the country sharing his story and his lessons for overcoming challenges and embracing hope, lessons that abound in this book.--From publisher description.

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