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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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Purple Heart Homes

Purple Heart Homes was founded for veterans by veterans Dale Beatty and John Gallina in 2008. Dale and John joined the North Carolina National Guard together in 1996. After the 9/11 attack they re-enlisted and both were severely wounded in Iraq on November 15th, 2004 when the humvee they were in hit a land mine. Dale lost both legs and John suffered a traumatic brain injury.

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