J.R. Martinez's memoir "Full of Heart," will be released later this year. In anticipation, an excerpt from the book, detailing his injuries in Iraq, has been released.
"The social worker met my mom as she stepped off the elevator in the burn unit. The two of them hurried down the corridor to my ICU room and stopped at the big picture window looking in. My body was covered with white dressings. Both of my arms were elevated in slings to minimize swelling and increase blood flow, my knees were slightly bent, and my head was raised…I had a feeding tube in my nose and my face was dark from open wounds and burned tissue…My mom burst into tears at the sight."
Read the full excerpt at J.R. Martinez's Full of Heart. The memoir will be released on October 30. Pre-orders are being taken at Amazon, B&N and IndieBound.
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