VENADO MACHO" WOUNDED HERO
I joined the Army in 1997 and served our country for 15 years. While in the Army I was deployed to several different countries. My last deployment was to Iraq. This is where my career came to an abrupt end.
I was a Platoon Sargent for a "QRF" Quick Reaction Force Team. We had been called out to look for a sniper that had been looming over us for days. My job unfortunately was to stand up and move my people out of the way. While doing that I was shot in the back of the head by the sniper.
I was flown to Germany where I had two strokes that paralyzed the left side of my body. I was then put in an induced coma for about 72 hours, long enough to get me from Germany to BAMC, Brooke Army Medical Center. My family was given the grim news that if I survived I would never walk, talk or see again.
Well, I was up three weeks later walking and talking the best I could.
Now after ten years of recovery and over 80 surgeries I have been going to schools to speak for different organizations to raise money and awareness for other Wounded Warriors and Kids with Special Needs.
My plan is to get a Degree in Counseling to help other Soldiers with "PTSD" Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome and "TBI" Traumatic Brain Injury.
I was married at one time but now I live alone with my cat, Rusty and trusty dog, Zoie
You can see more of my story on "YOUTUBE" at Sargent Jason March, Army Sergeant Jason March UCLA Operation Mend
Thank you for your consideration and generosity in wanting to Sponsor me. I'm excited to become a new member of the "Venado Macho" Family. It is really nice to know that others care about me and other Wounded Warriors.