GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) - Local 5 has an exclusive live interview with J.R. Martinez.
He is an actor, U.S. Army veteran and IED explosion survivor, winner of the 13th season of "Dancing with the Stars" and all-around motivator.
Martinez enlisted in the U.S. Army and in March 2003, was deployed to Iraq. A mere month later, he was injured in an IED explosion that caused severe burns to more than 40 percent of his body.
J.R. endured 34 months in recovery including 33 surgeries.
It was then, when he was asked to speak to a fellow burn patient, that he discovered his new calling.
His book, Full of Heart: My Story of Survival, Strength, and Spirit, will be released next week.