Transcript for Vet Who Lost Both Legs Works to Bring Hope to Wounded Soldiers
finest soldiers. As we honor veterans day and I want you to meet an amazing guy I got a chance to sit down with staff sergeant Joey Jones. An American vet left disabled by war proving there are no limbs to how you can live your life inspiring story like so many others represented by our sponsor disabled American veterans. Take a look. All right, man. Let's make this happen. I first met Joey Jones during the filming of "Religion of sports" and was struck by his inspiring spirit. When I got to Afghanistan in 2010 I was a part of the deadliest deployment in our history. Reporter: One of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Jones was a bomb tech. Tasked to disarm explosives. I got wires. Hey, back up. Reporter: Until the day he stepped on an ied. It's so loud you don't hear anything. The cloud of dust is so thick you just see the color tan. When I landed on my back I knew what happened and my reaction was to look down and see how much of my legs were left. Just a little shorter. Reporter: Jones lost both of his legs that day. More than two dozen surgeries followed along with months of grueling physical therapy. Get up. Get up. How did you get over all this trauma? I think instead of getting over it, you learn to appreciate the things outside of it. You know, I lost my legs, but I have a son and a wife and I gained those through this recovery. Reporter: And then a beacon of hope from an unexpected place. His passion for NASCAR bringing new purpose to his life. That sport opens its doors and brings you in in a way that nothing else can. What's going on, brother. Joey Jones. Nice to meet you. Reporter: Now an advocate for veterans everywhere he helps them adjust to life after combat. I want you to tell me if you feel this way still. I am living proof the unfairness of life does not equate to the happiness of life. Absolutely. Having adversity, having a mountain in front of you that you choose to walk over and not around, that's happiness. I would love to be able to do things physically for the people I love. But if it took losing my legs to make the guy I'm now then, hey, I'm where I need to be with the legs I need. And that was just a piece of Joey's amazing story. You can see it and others like it on "Religion of sports" it premieres November 15th on DirecTV's audience network. Thank you to you guys for sitting here and leas and gentlemen. Really appreciate it.
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