Local Business Helps Veteran Amputee Cycle Across the U.S.
MARION -- A Virginia veteran who's biking cross-country, ran into a little trouble in our area, promping a local business to help.
Rob Jones is a double amputee, cycling across the U.S. to raise money for 3 veterans charities. He broke one of his legs in Kentucky and needed help replacing the screws. Workers at Black Diamond Harley Davidson in Marion stepped in to fix it for free. They also gave $900 towards his cause.
Jones lost both of his legs in Afghanistan in 2010. He hopes his story can ben an inspiration to others.
"Whether they have some kind of a challenge that they need to overcome, or they're thinking about trying to do something they've always wanted to do, I hope they look at what I'm doing and it gives them confidence in themselves," says Jones.
Jones trip is 5,400 miles, from Maine to San Diego, California. He wants to raise $1 million by the time he's finished in the spring. You can follow his journey at his website, RobsJonesJourney.com.
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