PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - A retired Marine Corps Sergeant who lost both legs in Afghanistan has made it his mission to raise money for Veterans groups.
“I stepped on-- or got hit with-- an IED,” said Rob Jones.
Both of Rob’s legs were amputated above the knee. Rob's recovery was difficult, walking was a triumph, but he didn't stop there.
His motto is “survive, recover, live.” The Virginia native kept training and won a bronze medal in the 2012 Paralympics. He also rode cross country raising money for veterans' charities.
Rob wanted veterans to be inspired and for the rest of the nation to remember their sacrifice.
His latest endeavor is a month of marathons. Rob will raise money and run 31 marathons in 31 cities in 31 days.