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LPI Annual Luncheon

October 18, 2016 | Posted at 4:24 pm

On October 18, LPI hosted its annual luncheon with keynote speaker J.R. Martinez. In 2003, J.R. was deployed to the Middle East. Two months later, Martinez was driving a Humvee when the left front tire hit an IED; where he suffered smoke inhalation and severe burns to more than 34 percent of his body. He spent 34 months at the Surgical Research Burn Center in San Antonio, Texas and has undergone 33 plastic surgeries and skin graft surgeries.

He currently is a motivational speaker helping hundreds of thousands of people overcome obstacles. J.R. turned a difficult situation into a positive situation by motivating others to move forward, as he has. A true hero.