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The Resource Full of heart : my story of survival, strength, and spirit, J.R. Martinez with Alexandra Rockey Fleming

Full of heart : my story of survival, strength, and spirit, J.R. Martinez with Alexandra Rockey Fleming

Label
Full of heart : my story of survival, strength, and spirit
Title
Full of heart
Title remainder
my story of survival, strength, and spirit
Statement of responsibility
J.R. Martinez with Alexandra Rockey Fleming
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book tells the story of an inspirational journey from tragedy to triumph. In 2003, at age nineteen, the author was on a routine patrol in Iraq when the Humvee he was driving hit an antitank mine, resulting in severe injuries and burns. Out of that tragedy came an improbable journey of inspiration, motivation, and dreams come true. Raised in Louisiana and Arkansas by a single mother from El Salvador, he was well known for his good looks and his smart mouth. When his college football dreams collapsed, he turned to the U.S. Army. After his Humvee hit a mine, he spent 34 months in grueling recovery. His spirits were low, until he was asked to speak to another young burn victim. He then realized how valuable and gratifying it was to share his experiences with other patients and listen to theirs. He had found a calling. His resilience, optimism, and charm were also noted by Hollywood and scored him roles on All My Children and Dancing with the Stars, where he was the season 13 champion. Today, he tours the country sharing his story and his lessons for overcoming challenges and embracing hope, lessons that abound in this book.--From publisher description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martinez, J. R.
Dewey number
  • 362.4092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
UB363
LC item number
.M36 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Fleming, Alexandra Rockey
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Martinez, J. R.
  • United States
  • Disabled veterans
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Salvadoran Americans
Label
Full of heart : my story of survival, strength, and spirit, J.R. Martinez with Alexandra Rockey Fleming
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
May 2003 -- Boy meets world -- American dreams -- Hope -- Football dreams -- Running out of hope -- Uncle Sam wants me -- The crucible -- Twilight -- Who will love me now? -- Burn paradise -- A long road home -- Getting back on the bike -- Welcome to Hollywood -- Full of heart
Control code
ocn777624977
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 238 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781401324742
Lccn
2012025894
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Full of heart : my story of survival, strength, and spirit, J.R. Martinez with Alexandra Rockey Fleming
Publication
Contents
May 2003 -- Boy meets world -- American dreams -- Hope -- Football dreams -- Running out of hope -- Uncle Sam wants me -- The crucible -- Twilight -- Who will love me now? -- Burn paradise -- A long road home -- Getting back on the bike -- Welcome to Hollywood -- Full of heart
Control code
ocn777624977
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 238 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781401324742
Lccn
2012025894
Other physical details
ill.

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