- Posted December 2, 2013 by
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Rob Jones Journey
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Rob is a decorated Marine who lost both of his legs above the knee in Afghanistan in 2010 to an explosive while defending our freedom. After his honorable discharge in 2011and much rehabilitation, he decided to learn to row, and competed for a slot in the 2012 Paralympics in London. He brought home a Bronze Medal for the U.S. to add to his Purple Heart.
Now, he is bicycling across the United States, over 5400 miles, to raise money for Veteran’s Charities and raise awareness. He wants to Pay it Forward. "Its simple really" he said "I am committed to giving back to the organizations that were there for me in my darkest hours."
He hopes to raise a $1,000,000 for Veteran's Charities. Using his prosthetic legs, he pedals on average 30 miles a day and he is self-funding his journey. Through his websiteRobjonesjourney.com , you can donate to one of three charities directly through a link under the Donations tab:
Semper Fi (Always Faithful), - Currently, Semper Fi has a match sponsor supported by the GoDaddy and the ParsonsFoundation. They will match your gift. Your donation would be doubled.
The Coalition to Salute America’s Heros
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