This is the impossible true story of how Sgt. Rob Jones, a bilateral above the knee amputee, biked across the country in one of the coldest winters on record in order to raise money for veteran charities. You can still contribute to Rob's cause! http://www.robjonesjourney.com/donations.html or e-mail Tina Felix at firstname.lastname@example.org Narrated by Gary Sinise: http://www.garysinisefoundation.org/ Music by BrokeforFree http://brokeforfree.com/ View the original documentary about Rob's recovery process: Survive. Recover. Live.
I am always searching for new sources of inspiration. People that are pushing the limits of the human spirit beyond what common people consider possible. Today I stumbled upon Rob Jones, now this guy is a legend.
“Oh, man, what a stud. U.S. Marine Rob Jones lost both his legs above the knee in Afghanistan, but he’s not the kind of guy to take stuff like that lying down. In the London Paralympics, he won a bronze medal in rowing, and then, you know, because why stop there, he decided to learn to ride a bike again. It took him nine months.
His prosthetist, Zach Harvey, helped him succeed, watched Jones lift his bike above his head in triumph, and thought that was the end of it. No. Jones wanted to do “something big,” so he decided to raise a million dollars for veterans like himself and set off from Maine to ride his bike across country, supported by his little brother driving an old U-Haul truck with a couple of cots in the back.
You have 13 minutes? Trust me, you have 13 minutes to watch this.” – The Adventure Journal