Full of Heart

Full of Heart

My Story of Survival, Strength, and Spirit

Large Print - 2013
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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.
ISBN: 9781611736175
Characteristics: 319 pages :,illustrations ;,23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Fleming, Alexandra Rockey - Author


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Dec 27, 2016

The cover of this book alone speaks volumes, which features Mr. Martinez smiling from ear to ear--the epitomy of resiliency. The book makes me grateful for the support and resiliency I have in my own life, and how I might develop that even more.

ArapahoeJanetH Nov 15, 2016

A heart-warming story about J.R.Martinez’s survival of a terrible incident in Iraq in which he was burned on his face and more than one-third of his body. Through strength, courage, spirit and family encouragement he became an American star and motivational speaker.

Apr 12, 2013

Martinez's story of a man who never give up, an inpirational journey from tragedy to triumph. Great book, hard to put down.

sablegirl Nov 13, 2012

A wonderful story detailing the life of JR. I enjoyed reading about his life, how he coped with his injuries and how he realized his calling in life. I recommend this great book to everyone. I also thought it was symbolic to read it on Veteran's Day!!! A great book!

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