Arizona veteran shares inspirational story after losing legs in Afghanistan

During his recovery, Jordan Maynard was introduced to Semper Fi & America's Fund, a nonprofit that supports combat-wounded veterans and their families.
Published: Nov. 11, 2022 at 9:29 AM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Veterans Day is a time to thank those who have served. It’s also about honoring their sacrifices, like a veteran from Arizona who almost lost everything in the blink of an eye.

Jordan Maynard enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2005 and was deployed to Afghanistan. During one tour, an IED detonated and Maynard was severely injured. He ended up losing both legs. But luckily he survived and was able to return home to his family, including his young son.

During his recovery, Maynard was introduced to Semper Fi & America’s Fund, which is a non-profit that provides lifetime support to combat-wounded veterans and their families. Over the years, the Fund has provided assistance to about 29,000 service members. And in this case the Fund helped provide a wheelchair-accessible camper for the Maynard family, who love the outdoors!

The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation and Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG) is partnering with Semper Fi & America’s Fund in the Double Down for Veterans Match Campaign. Through the end of the year, The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation and PXG will match every donation made to The Fund up to $10 million. Read more about the campaign here which also includes information on how to donate.

Tess Rafols spoke with Jordan this Veterans Day on Good Morning Arizona. Watch the video above for the full interview!

Tap/click here to learn more about Semper Fi & America’s Fund