J.R. needs your vote TONIGHT!
The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors board member and burn survivor is a finalist on tonight’s season-finale of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Along with partner Karina Smirnoff, J.R.’s dancing moxie has earned him high praise among a national audience, but his courage and inspiring message has affected millions.
When: Monday at 8|7c
How To Vote: Voting begins when the show starts and ends at 9:30 PM! (ET). Call 1-800-868-3410. Or vote online. You can vote up to three times!
J.R. embodies the message of the Phoenix Society: helping burn survivors everywhere get back to living. He used his platform to share the Phoenix Society’s mission with fellow survivor Jenna Bullen, paying it forward in the hope that others might continue do the same. Tonight and Tuesday Jenna will again be in the DWTS audience representing the Phoenix Society and cheering him on for all us!
Below are some testimonials from those that have been inspired by J.R.’s whirlwind journey.
“I look forward each week to seeing J.R. dance! He’s awesome and exciting to watch! I can’t wait to see him take it all in the final” – Lisa W.
“Way to go JR & Karina! (and burn survivors everywhere) You have made such a difference in raising awareness and sharing with the world the true meaning of the word SURVIVOR! We appreciate you and are cheering you on all the way” – Vickie P.
“(J.R. is) a true hero and inspiration to ALL burn survivors and other wounded warriors.” – Randy C.
“The journey of burns is a courageous one. JR Martinez is courageous as he lives each day with both physical and emotional pain, yet seeks life and hope.” – Susanne G.
“I am so proud of JR Martinez for his courage. In a time where most are judged by their looks, he has proven to all that it is not our looks that define us but what is in the heart and soul. I do not see the flaws but a incredible man . I am so proud of him.” – Betty L.
We look forward to Monday and Tuesday night because the real story is that J.R. will be dancing on the national stage in front of over 20 million people, showing the world that anything is possible and that our dreams and aspirations cannot be stopped by a burn injury – we can thrive again!
I think we can all VOTE for that!
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