In 2010, U.S. Marine Corps sergeant Rob Jones lost both his legs after stepping on an IED. Ever since, he has made it his mission to raise awareness for wounded veterans through his work with the Paralympics and nationwide bike rides.
On Veterans Day, Jones completed an amazing feat of running his 31st marathon in 31 days in 31 cities. The money he raised during his races went toward wounded veteran charities.
We salute @USMC @RobJonesJourney, for completing his goal of running in 31 marathons in 31 cities in 31 days, finishing his final race in Washington, D.C., 11/11. He set out on his journey to raise awareness for Veterans' issues. https://t.co/zni4dYWPeH pic.twitter.com/vhPoU0odQX— Your Commissary (@YourCommissary) November 26, 2017
Now Melwood, a company based in D.C. that helps wounded vets, is honoring Rob by making him the keynote speaker at their 2017 Ability Awards Benefit. They're hoping his inspirational story will inspire others to contribute.