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This is the first time we've -- now because we've been underwater so this the first time we've been able to walk through the streets.
And it is just.
This is my home.
It's my home didn't.
NC figures like -- I walk -- people's houses that -- children -- -- diesel and everything else imaginable.
This is -- -- How many times do you see that mr.
-- and every plan every time.
Doesn't out of stated event American how do you recover what he did.
Who knows more about that personally.
And JR Martinez has suffered burns over 30% of his body.
All of you remember when he Perry appeared here on me.
His humvee hit a roadside bomb April 2003 in Iraq.
This is nineteen years old he went through a gazillion operations he fought back became a national hero.
He came -- dancing star.
Soap opera star and now a best seller.
With -- of heart my story of survival strength and spirit.
Where he reveals among other things and embarrassing incident at the White House in the men's room but I but in a minute ago -- -- that's it.
Oh yeah -- -- -- great man it's great to be here and you know you and I have a history of eight years and and you see me in a lot of ways to grow from an absolutely kid that I was and and just trying to figure out in -- know what to do with my life and you know like it like that footage we just saw all of that lady in Hoboken and and and everybody Jersey and around New York -- to -- going to a tough time and are having to start over have to rebuild again and I think that's a scary thing for anybody going to any kind of.
Thousands and you know and -- has won -- easily possesses that is horrible -- you almost lost her life and being -- few questions in the first.
We account and you first look to.
Your image -- -- -- -- -- good looking guy who are now out of me senate ethics that you were good looking guy uses joke about the people who say hey -- good looking guy off.
And then you couldn't believe you're saying that it was lending to survive but then to survive in the state you ran and you question when it was -- -- -- -- -- -- You know and it's hard you know because you know it to the first question everyone's asking themselves why you know why us why -- didn't have this -- -- have that when this happens and to me when times in my neighborhood why this happened to my community.
And sometimes words aren't enough but the biggest thing that I can tell people in this even seeming you can -- that I've been to a lot in my life of the major thing.
Change is scary.
Changes here expects -- especially unexpected change in the biggest thing that I could you share with people loses.
Just try to be patient and try to stay as positive as you possibly can I know it's very district difficult.
And it's easier some people say well it's easy for you to say -- sit in the chair and -- okay you know but you know what I've been through something in my life and I'm just telling you stay positive as much as you can't.
Got to feel good that there was something guiding -- a look at your mom with you who you also speak very glowingly.
I never want -- executed just remarkable on the but she stood by his side throughout throughout and and just it's a tutor -- to read the incident.
She's trying to get a read -- reaction out and he would -- -- to react I don't wanna give that away.
Perhaps than if you have a drive to reading that and then you're not human but anyway.
It's very hard for people to see beyond here and now so with the.
It's just tell him you know honestly no I mean the biggest thing I've learned in my life is just got to stay positive you gotta be patient yet I continue to believe and understand.
You know for example my support system started with my mother I had one and -- help me get through.
Is that there's a support system.
All this area and East Coast and and hopefully the people in the right positions to be able to write those checks to -- get the resources to those individuals.
You know and and and understand and know that you will be able to rebuild and sometimes.
This carries it is it's OK to start from scratch again you know you can do it you won't do it along there's a lot of other people that are going.
It was a -- it is for a few very religious because something guided you.
Yeah soap opera star -- -- that -- yeah you know what you know it drives me of course my faith is absolutely big and in my life and in my family's life but.
I just have the motivation and hunger I love challenges and challenges to me just kind of they dry -- every single day and I want to prove to myself.
I -- to prove to everybody that sees me do it that I can and nine and a half years ago I was in the hospital room that learning how to walk again.
You know the simple things that we take for granted that at times and down learning how to you know write a book can Martin marathon and a couple of days you know -- it's amazing -- regarding -- -- I don't -- up cancer ride you know somewhere hidden camera it is remarkable story much sort of survival strength and spirit to surround now.
I think we'll meet its Middleton.
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