Marine Paralyzed In Iraq Walks Again 15 Years Later

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Paralyzed Veteran Walks Again After 15 Years

A miraculous story of a United States Marine walking again after being paralyzed for 15 years is touching the hearts of thousands everywhere.

Joining A Program To Help Rehabilitate Himself

James Crosby was serving in Iraq in 2003 when he was hit by three rockets that left him in a wheelchair. By 2015, with the help of Senator John Rockefeller, together they got the Crosby-Puller Combat Wounds Compensation Act passed. This act makes sure soldiers injured in combat have financial help recovering from their wounds.

That was a great accomplishment for all military vets, but it wasn’t until recently that James joined a nine-week program called Adaptive Training Foundation (ATF) where a team of professionals worked on him to show James workouts he could do in his injured state.

Graduating The Program And Walking Again

They worked with James week after week in Carrollton, Texas and by the end of the course he walked by himself across the graduation stage with only a walker. The crowd cheered as he stepped up to the mic to say a few words.

“The biggest thing is when you realize that the only thing that matters is love. It’s the most powerful force that you will ever feel,” James said in a YouTube video.

Thank you for your service James and congratulations on your accomplishments. You prove that never giving up on yourself and striving to become better than you were yesterday pays off.

Watch James Crosby Speak A Few Words During Graduation