Jason Morgan

Story #11
Air Date: September 11, 2013

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.

Jason was medically discharged from the military and within a year his 10-year marriage ended in divorce. At the time, his three sons were all under the age of four.

Today, Jason is a single father with custody of his three teenage sons living in Texas with his Canine Companions service dog, Napal. Jason and Napal volunteer in hospitals and schools. Jason also started a non profit for newly wounded warriors called Operation Renewed Strength where he takes them and their families on retreats to do activities like scuba diving, adaptive horseback riding, water skiing and more. He knows first hand what it feels like to go from being in the best shape of your life to having disabilities.

“It seems like every wounded warrior I’ve talked to says they lost their purpose in life, they don’t feel anything they do is significant anymore, and I want to prove that’s wrong.”

Despite becoming an amputee from the knee down this past year, Jason completed his first marathon, right after the surgery, and placed 5th!

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7 Responses to Jason Morgan

  1. diana f. latiolas September 11, 2013 at 3:08 pm #

    i’m so sorry about your marriage but you have the best thing that comes from love in a marriage. your children. thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you’ve done to make life better for everyone. god bless you and your family.

  2. CAROLYN WILLS September 12, 2013 at 9:25 pm #

    You are an inspiration, and your sons are lucky guys to have you for a Dad. Thank you for the lifetime of service to others and I wish you the very best future.

  3. Mary September 13, 2013 at 12:09 am #

    Wow, what an awesome story. I have several family members and friends that served and returned home physically unscathed. Thank you for the sacrifices you made to make our lives better. You are so deserving of this award. Your sons are fortunate to ave suh a great role model. Keep on doing what you do. Again thanks for the sacrifices and the loses you should not have had to endure. You are a hero.

    Hugs to you and your sons.

  4. jamie anderson September 14, 2013 at 11:19 pm #

    jnothing but everrespectason thank you for your service and truly sorry for your losses and havet otally nothing but respect for you and your family and what you do keep on keepin on may god bless you with your every need and to watch over you and yours

  5. S. Chambers September 16, 2013 at 11:14 pm #

    Jason you are a hero………….brave to take on a horrific task…God bless you and continue giving you the strengh to move upward……….I would like to donate to support your non profit cause. Your sons are wonderful and also inspirational……..never ever give up….I don’t have much as a Caregiver, but email your organization email Wonderfully made. God has made us…….

  6. trvllynn September 18, 2013 at 8:55 pm #

    When I hear what the USA pays the athletes , it saddens me that this strong nation cannot provide for those who risked their lives & families to PROVIDE SECURITY FOR ALL OF US IN THE USA and are barely taken care of or rehabilitated to the BEST of OUR abilities. There is a GOD…and HE will provide…and we need to step up to do the same!!:) You are a true hero!!

  7. cecile September 30, 2013 at 11:54 pm #

    Love the 5-Hour Energy company, they are doing so much for many people.

    AND this Cat is absolutely awesome, helping other injured vets- wow, just amazing, may God continue to bless you.

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