Thursday, April 17, 2008

My Success!

Hello Everyone and Thank You for taking the time to visit my page. As I have said before, after seeing my face and body for the first time my fear was how the public would accept me. Having positive support from America has allowed me to deal with my scars. It has given me the opportunity to reach out and inspire the public.

A little over five years ago I was at a point where I was not expected to live, now five years later I am living life and have accomplished so much in this life of mine. I have spoken to over 300 groups across the country. Haven spoken to a wide range of audiences, including Tony Robbins seminars, national business conferences, Churches, veterans groups, civic groups, sporting events, schools and many other public and private organizations.

I've made hundreds of broadcast appearances, and have been interviewed by hundreds of print and online reporters about my war experiences and my personal road to recovery. I have has appeared on major networks ABC, MSNBC, CBS, FOX News, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Deborah Norville Show, Univision, Good Morning America and NBC, been featured in the Washington Post, New York Times, Associated Press, Yahoo and most recent People Magazine.

I will be able to accomplish my goals with your support so again THANK YOU for taking the time to visit my page. I look forward to your feedback.


Alyssa said...

Hello JR my name is Alyssa Martinez, and I saw your story on Inside Editon and it really touch me inside to know that you are still trying to make a difference in the world. You really are a strong person at heart and I give you all my support. I hope that one day I will be able to meet you and have you know that I truly mean that I thank you for all that you have done for our country and troops. Always continue to keep your head high. P.S you are still a beautiful person inside and out.

Sharise said...

Hi JR. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! From the very depths of my soul, I thank you so much! I thank you for what you have contributed to this country, your troops, my family and families across the land. Not only are you a true blessing, you are still FINE! :) Keep doing what you do, and I will keep you and your family in my prayers. God Bless and much love!!!

Anonymous said...

You are a true inspiration to everyone, and I have no doubt you will be blessed throughout your life. The lives you have and will touch are endless. Keep on keeping on, because we want to hear more from your work and how the rest of us can help! Rita

Mary Perry said...

J.R., you are amazing. The most beautiful smile, and gorgeous eyes. Thanks for all you have done, serving our country, and all you are still doing.

Your spirit, is terrific, and you are a true testament to what a positive attitude can do.

Keep on doing what you're doing. God Bless!

thorsmama said...

Hi JR~

I just had to respond to your story and the inspiration you give to me and I'm sure many. Thank you for the service you have done for our country and the service you are still doing. I myself have wondered at times what God has planned for me and through many years I've come to accept that I'm a giver also and through your gifts and huge heart I see a great future in store for you. Oh yes, and as far as that "pretty boy" comment, you have surpassed that all the way to gorgeous. That smile is intoxicating...........embrace it!

Thank You,

Mrs.Blanca said...

Hola JR, my name is Blanca, and I saw your story. Wow you are a beautiful person. You have inspiried me to view my life a little closer. Thank you for serving our country and for what you continue to do for the world.
And by the way you are still very handsome. I would love to attend one of your events and you personaly. God Bless you and your family. Thanks again cutie.

Deborah Norville said...

Hi JR It's Deborah Norville here ... Thanks so much for coming by the studio so I could tell -- once again -- your beautiful story! Blessings to you always!

Stay strong!

Deborah Norville - Anchor - INSIDE EDITION

deborah at

ang said...

Hey JR!
Keep up the good work! You are making a huge difference to everyone you reach out to.

Miss you buddy!
Ang (Waco/Hewitt)

Cat said...


I saw the interview on Inside Edition and it was very moving. You are the every day hero in our lives and an inspiration to us all. Thank you for your service to our country and all the things we stand for and thank you for sharing your enthusiasm & devotion - you enrich the world with your spirit. God bless you always and much love to you.

Christy said...

I just wanted to let you know how much it meant to me and all the others at Assurant to not only hear your story, but to meet you and spend a few moments with you. Wow - are you inspiring or what! Your enthusiasm, charisma, charm and smile are infectious. Your story and life have touched me to my utter core. Thank you for your sacrifice to this great nation and for using your story to inspire so many around the world.

NIDIA said...

hi jr, my name is Nidia and i just wanted to let you know how much love and appreciation i have for you thank you for inspiring so many people. and thank you for contributing to this country...GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY>much luv!!

Andrea said...

Hi JR. We met at the NSA convention, and I wanted to say hello. I wish you the very best!

From the woman with the blonde rocker hair wig!

Andrea Beaulieu

Re'becca said...

Hi JR.
I was hoping to have a moment to speak with you at WBC in NC but to my suprise you were gone.. I
have questions..
Reach out..

Fellow BurnSurvivor
here my facebook:
maybe youll remeber me.

Sandra said...

Hey, JR, you are all the things these people have said, and more. I wish I could have half your strength and courage. I watch All My Children, every day, and I am enjoying your story every time you're on. Taylor should do everything in her power to keep Brot- she would be so lucky to have him. And AMC should do anything to keep you, too. You are a treasure.

Chief said...
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Chief said...

God speed brother and I am so happy for your success and inspiration. From a fellow Screaming Eagle that was in Iraq from 05-06.