Full of Heart
My Story of Survival, Strength, and SpiritLarge Print - 2013
In 2003, nineteen-year-old Private J.R. Martinez was on a routine patrol when the Humvee he was driving hit an antitank mine in Iraq, resulting in severe injuries and burns on his face and more than one-third of his body. Seeing his disfigured face for the first time after the accident threw him into a crushing period of confusion and anger. His spirits were low, but when he was asked to speak to another young burn victim, J.R. realized how valuable and gratifying it was to share his experiences with other patients and listen to theirs. He'd found a calling. In Full of Heart, Martinez shares his story in intimate detail, from his upbringing in the American South and his time in the Army to his recovery and the indomitable spirit that has made him an inspiration to countless fans. His resilience, optimism, and charm were also noted by Hollywood and scored him roles on "All My Children" and "Dancing with the Stars." Full of Heart is an unforgettable story of a man who never gave up - and an inspirational journey from tragedy to triumph. Book jacket.
Publisher: Thorndike, ME : Center Point Large Print, 2013, ©2012.
Edition: Large print edition.
Characteristics: 319 pages :,illustrations ;,23 cm.