This blog post is a featured article from our student-run newspaper.
"An Inspirational Story for the Holidays" by Shannon
In 2010, Rob Jones was deployed to Afghanistan where an IED exploded, resulting in the above-the-knee amputation of both his legs.
Story over, right? Wrong.
Rob is a Marine, through and through. So the loss of his legs did not stop him. There is a Marine saying, “Semper Fidelis,” and it means “Always Faithful.” Rob has stayed always faithful to his mission of making his life count.
This past year, after winning many Paralympic honors, he decided to embark on a new challenge aimed at raising awareness of veterans’ issues, and raising funds for charities that have helped him in the past. His remarkable goal was to run 31 marathons in 31 consecutive days, in 31 different cities.
For people who have ever run marathons, they know how challenging running 26.2 miles in a day can be. Now picture doing the same thing day after day for 31 days.
If you’re not intimidated yet, now picture doing it on prosthetic legs.
Hi Josh, tell us a little about your passions outside of workBiking, fishing, cooking, reading, hiking, guitar, piano, record collecting, chess.What is your role at CMASAS?TutorWhat subjects do you teach (if any)?Language Arts and History. Sometimes mathematics!