Back on Wheels

A story about a young Marine, Justin Rokohl, who lost his legs in Afghanistan, and how he was helped to fulfill his dream of riding a motorcycle by a system called LegUp LandinGear. This computerized system stabilizes your bike as you come to a stop, keep it held upright at a light or stop sign with your feet remaining on the pegs.

Justin Rokohl
At just 23 years old, Marine Lance Corporal Justin Rokohl has seen and experienced more than most will in a lifetime. In June of 2008, during his second tour of duty overseas, Justin sustained massive injuries after an attack and explosion that launched him 90 feet in the air. He suffered a broken back, broken hip, fractured tibia and fibulas, two broken femurs, and damage to both legs that could not be repaired or corrected. Today Justin is able to walk with the use of prosthetics. He works a fulltime job in the oil industry, drives a specially modified vehicle and even takes part in cowboy team roping. He is also the recipient of 11 different medals and ribbons from the United States military, including the Purple Heart.

Justin is out in Texas, riding his motor cycle with a big smile on his face. The way it should be. And there are many other stories of young volunteer military people who dream to ride again whatever the extent of their war injuries.

Source: Cyril Huze and Wounded Times