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“What I hope happens, is if there’s a veteran out there that’s struggling, they’ll see my story and they’ll be able to use that to their advantage,” he said. While running, he raised money for the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, Coalition to Salute America's Heroes, and the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.
“The bravery and Patriotism (yes, with a capital P) that Rob has shown,” said Albano, “being so absolutely selfless in driving on with such will and determination to help other fallen veterans is absolutely beyond all expectations of wounded veterans. He would have every right to just speak out for others, but his determination to compete physically after double amputations deserves our highest respect.”
Marine veteran runs 31 marathons in 31 different cities in 31 days
"To raise funds and awareness to increase service for veterans, known as the Rob Jones' Journey, he's in the middle of running 31 marathons in 31 days in 31 different cities. With the support of his family and friends, Rob is feeling pretty good. "I started in London, 10/12, and made my way to Philly from there, and I've been going counter-clockwise around America, makin' my way back East now," he said. "Yeah, today's number 20."
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"The struggle of America’s veteran population is a major focal point for this endeavor. The increasing percentage of suicide motivates Jones to mobilize efforts that raise awareness to help “halt these losses.” “I intend to show veterans through the amount of support that I personally receive throughout this challenge that America loves her veterans, and the American people love their veterans, and want to help and support them”
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"Now, he’s halfway through his “Month of Marathons,” which he started Oct. 12 in London. Over 31 days, Jones will run the equivalent of a marathon each day, totaling 812.2 miles over the month. The runs aim to bring attention to struggles faced by those who have served in the armed forces and Jones hopes to raise money for veterans’ charities. On Friday morning, Jones started his run in downtown Portland with FOX 12 there to send him off."
Double-amputee war veteran runs marathon in Seattle — halfway to goal of 31 marathons in 31 days
"A wounded veteran who lost both his legs to a landmine in Afghanistan is halfway through a marathon challenge, with a run that took place in Seattle Thursday. And Rob Jones isn’t taking much of a breather. He will run another 16 marathons in the next 16 days. This is part of a challenge that started in England on October 12. The end goal: to run 31 marathons in 31 cities in 31 days."
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"Just because a wounded veteran is injured in someway doesn't mean that they are broken or in capable of contributing to society," Jones said. "So that mission is what gets me out of bed in the morning and keeps me going even when it starts to hurt."
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"Just two years after he was injured, Jones would bring home a bronze medal in the Paralympics for rowing. It was there he met fellow competitor and his future wife, Pamela. After competing against the best in the world, Jones was ready to challenge himself further and see how far he could go on two wheels against the open road. He rode more than 5,000 from Maine to southern California."
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"Rob Jones, 32, said he was doing it all to inspire others and raise money for wounded veterans charities. He was scheduled to run in a total of 31 cities. "I'm doing it because I want people to realize that even though veterans are wounded, it doesn't mean they're broken or incapable of contributing to society," Jones told ABC 6 / FOX 28 during a brief stop at Ohio State's ROTC building, where he was greeted by Brutus and cheerleaders."
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"I've just got to focus one day at a time," he says. "I decided I was going to do this a year and a half ago so I've had plenty of time to mentally prepare for it. I'm doing it for a reason that's bigger than myself or my own discomfort, or getting bored of running. That's all the psyche I really need."
Double Amputee Marine Vet Runs 31 Races in 31 Days to Support Wounded Vets
"A Marine Corps veteran is not letting the loss of his legs stop him from walking, traveling, and even running races. Combat engineer Rob Jones lost both legs when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) in Afghanistan. The Marine was clearing a route through Taliban territory in July, 2010 when the bomb "found me before I found it," he told "Fox & Friends Weekend" on Saturday. These days Jones has the same mission as he did before his accident, to "leave the world better than I found it."