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Melissa Jarboe

Melissa Jarboe and the Military Veteran Project

Almost 3 years ago, a sniper in Afghanistan shot Melissa Jarboe’s husband Jamie. The bullet severed his spinal cord and he was left as a quadriplegic. After months in the hospital they found out he was terminal. Jamie asked Melissa to promise him she would help care for his fellow service members.

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The Martel Family

The Martel Family

Randy and Jessica Martel of Enosburg Falls, Vermont fostered more than 20 children within the past 15 years, including Athena, whom they adopted three years ago. The teenager survived an abusive childhood and was raped at the age of six.

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Jason Morgan

Jason Morgan became paralyzed from the waist down while on a narcotics mission in South America as a member of the Air Force Special Operation Command.

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Adam Burke

Adam Burke

Adam Burke ran into a young homeless veteran at a mall. Adam, an Iraq War veteran himself, decided there needed to be more programs out there to help vets reintegrate back into society.

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John Feal

Army veteran John Feal spent seven days at ground zero as a construction worker helping with the cleanup and recovery efforts.

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