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In the back of the book segment tonight as you know the factor has been on a mission to get our wounded veterans high tech track chairs.
Here to tell us about the life changing difference these chairs can make -- -- wounded -- life.
Our two real American heroes who use them from Austin, Texas marine staff sergeant Jack pierce.
Who was injured severely in Afghanistan.
And from New York sergeant first class John Rogers who was injured between combat tours.
And gentlemen number one thank you for your service.
We all love you -- at the O'Reilly Factor -- across the country.
You both heroes and in -- -- right.
And not Jack let's start with you first of all take us back to January ninth I think it was 2010 in the Helmand Province.
-- January ninth we're doing a resupply convoy a and now insurgents came in married about I think 400 pounds of semtex and on the road so as my vehicle rolled over and they detonated it and I knew instantly I was paralyzed.
My main mission their focus at that point was just trying to get on the radios in.
So let everybody know that we're -- -- and did just trying to somebody in there to help us out.
So -- immediately paralyzed.
You've certainly at that point didn't know what your life what -- -- fast forward.
And I tracked share I think about until our rally really started getting into this -- -- helping raise money for fifty of these chairs are expensive.
People didn't know what they -- tell us how to change your life.
-- changed my life tremendously I've always been an outdoor person.
And one of the things I missed was just being able to get back on some of back hiking trails or just don't go down to the water the beach.
Because once your wheelchair bound.
You're kind of start hardball surfaces than anything else especially standard grass is just a barrier.
And attract -- just open all that back up for me just made a huge tremendous difference to my life in to be and I sign out.
Look -- by Louisiana -- taken.
He's great I love these pictures and sergeant -- you also wounded you also have had your life change for the better.
The using this chair it's amazing to see these photos tell us.
Yeah I was I was injured in combat I was.
Thought Patrice suffered a compression fracture in my L one vertebrae when I was an active duty.
But the track should just -- you like you -- like Jack percent off the pavement.
You can maneuver the soft terrain.
Go to the beach go for a walk and my wife.
I want -- that -- -- -- how does that make you feel on a beautiful day when otherwise your confined to a sidewalk are hard surface.
-- just a life changing just like chain of events I -- your whole perspective on things changes because I you know I -- gone a long time without.
Without -- you and I just got.
Satisfied I guess you'd call was with the with the quality life I had and then when -- qualities.
The media is like I'm gonna get one of those and it's been going straight you know straight forward after that.
That it is it is so heartwarming it's a restorative power of nature and by the way and John is going to be profiled on the sportsman channel tomorrow night.
Two American heroes and many more help because of what.
Of course -- trying to do with a -- -- -- raise money and help these brave men and women.
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