How a Marine who lost a leg in combat became a Boston Marathon star
After losing a leg in combat, he worked out privately. Now he’s a Boston Marathon star.
San Antonio retired Marine talks life, fitness and inspiration after losing leg in Afghanistan
Jose Luis Sanchez uses his gym - and his Instagram account - to inspire others after recovering from losing a leg in Afghanistan.
Rising Above Hardship: Jose Luis Sanchez
He has since dedicated his life toward helping veterans engage with the community through fitness. Allowing veterans and civilians to find common ground where they both feel confident and assured that they have something worthy to contribute now that their part in the war is over.
Relating Through Realness
What makes Sanchez's story so amazing is his honesty. The road to recovery and mental wellness is a long one fraught with an incredible amount of pain and hate. Sanchez now harnesses his experience to usher others through their own trauma. We couldn't be more stoked to get out his story and all he's doing for the veteran community.
Wounded San Antonio vet working out to work back to normal
Like a lot of people, Albert Jimenez was intrigued by a photo that went viral of a local veteran named Jose Luis Sanchez carrying the U.S. flag across the finish line at the 2017 Boston Marathon, his prosthetic leg and running blade testifying to the toll his service had taken.
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Jose Luis Sanchez @JLS143_ Inspirational Interview
Inspirational Video of wounded marine Jose Luis Sanchez picked himself up with the help of Affliction Clothing.
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Finding a Purpose Helping Veterans
While all the mental demons are not totally gone, Bert has found a new life through exercise, attending Northwest Vista College, and slowly dropping about 115 pounds. This past fall, Bert completed the Boston Marathon with a group of other veterans and is also on course to earn his associate degree from NVC after this summer.