The Warrior Spirit

by admin on April 8, 2013 · 1 comment

“Its not how many push ups you can do, or how well you can do them. It’s the fact that you are there.” Joey Jones

If you’ve been following the launch of Pushups for Charity 2013, then you’ve likely seen the group photo featuring a young man poised front and center.  However, it’s unlikely that until now you’ve had the pleasure of being introduced to this southern gentleman and proud warrior.

SSgt. Johnny “Joey” Jones (USMC Ret.) is the face of Pushups for Charity 2013.  This “Georgia boy” spent eight years serving his country as an EOD tech in the U.S. Marine Corps.  As a member of America’s elite warrior class, Jones held arguably one of the most dangerous jobs in the military- his days and nights filled with the disarmament and disposal of Improvised Explosive Devices (IED’s).  August 2010 was a story-changer for Jones.  During his deployment in Afghanistan, Jones was severely injured and lost both of his legs above the knee.

This man embodies the warrior spirit.  He has not allowed this life-changing injury to derail him; rather, he is focusing his energy on advocacy for active duty and veteran wounded military personnel.

Jones serves proudly as a Hero Ambassador for the Boot Campaign- the nonprofit benefitting from Pushups for Charity.  He is actively involved in assisting the Boot Campaign in its vision of cultivating awareness, promoting patriotism, and providing assistance.  Jones travels the country speaking at Boot Campaign events — in fact; he attended Pushups for Charity 2012 in Coppell, TX- and serves on the Boot Campaign’s committee for the Military Recovery Fund.

We are humbled by Jones’ involvement again this year, and appreciate his reminder that 90 seconds is the very LEAST we can do….

One of the most rewarding and meaningful things we do in life is give.

Give someone 90 seconds.

You’ll be glad you did!

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Clint April 8, 2013 at 11:42 am

Amazing story! I had the honor of meeting Joey in January at the filming and spend some time hanging out. He is a true hero, and the thing I like about him is that his actions speak much louder than his words. He “walks the walk”! Thank you Joey for your service, as well as your continued “service”, to this great nation.

Clint Barr
Raising The Barr Fitness
Ridgeland, MS

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