During his 2012 deployment to Afghanistan, Marine combat engineer Rob Jones was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED), resulting in double above-knee amputations of both his legs.
On Monday, July 8th, Rob and his partner, Oksana Masters, won the U.S. Para-Rowing Championships in Princeton, NJ, qualifying them to represent the USA at the World Championships in South Korea this August.
And this November, Rob will be embarking on a cross-country bicycle trip from Maine to Southern California to raise awareness and money for some of the charities that aided him in his recovery.
To give this true American hero the send-off he deserves, Fired Up to Help, a non-profit organization based in the Washington, DC, metro area, is hosting a BBQ fundraiser on Saturday, July 27th, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, at the Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville. LVHS is Rob’s high school alma mater. Proceeds from the event will support Rob’s bike journey through the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes (Coalition), a leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to rebuilding the lives of severely wounded veterans of the War on Terror. Read More.