J.R. Martinez

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J.R. Martinez

Wounded U.S. Army Veteran, Actor and Champion, Dancing with the Stars

About J.R. Martinez

.R. Martinez is a bestselling author, motivational speaker, advocate, wounded U.S. Army veteran, and actor who has been featured on All My Children, Dancing with the Stars, SAF3 and more.

While deployed to Iraq, J.R. hit a roadside bomb while driving and became trapped in his burning vehicle. He suffered smoke inhalation, severe burns, and had to undergo 34 different surgeries, including skin grafts and cosmetic surgery, in the years following his injury. During his recovery, after a brief visit ...

I have known J.R. Martinez since 2007, and I have to say that I have met very few people who have not only recovered but have become hugely inspirational. The truth is J.R. should not have survived, but because of this miracle he is on a mission. Now he is driving down that road with amazing speed

Bob Woodruff, Journalist - ABC

Martinez never quit on life, and there are many who are grateful he didn't....Instead of hiding from his situation, Martinez became a beacon of courage for wounded warriors, helping them visualize the possibilities in life.

United States Sports Academy

What an incredible man! Please tell me that he touched so many people at LearningTECH/Quest School's event. I have had texts, calls, and face-to-face testimonials about the power of J. R.'s message. Our entire Quest School family and guests truly benefitted from his message and his sincere desire to communicate with people. He spent over three quality hours with our guests who were inspired and eager to let J.R. and your staff know that our wait was definitely worth it. Again thank you for your help. If you ever need a reference to promote J.R. as a person first and motivator second, please let us know.

Learning Tech/Quest School

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU from our entire team! J.R. was truly incredible, and such a kind and fun person. Everyone has had nothing but amazing things to say about him and we're so honored to have had him.


Please pass along a huge THANK YOU again to J.R. - almost a week later and we are all still talking about how inspired we felt by the event! I think we had 23 questions submitted we didn't even get to which just shows how engaged the audience was. We were absolutely blown away and truly cannot thank you and J.R. enough for an incredible event!

A Financial Data and Software Company

J.R. Martinez is an outstanding advocate for service and change. We were honored to have him share his energy and optimism at our National Conference on Volunteering and Service. J.R.'s passion and enthusiasm captured the imagination of the 5,000 civic leaders in the audience. He is tremendously effective at communicating the struggles that veterans face and the opportunity we have to serve them.

Points of Light National Conference on Volunteering and Service
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