NEW YORK (PRWEB) March 20, 2018
After surviving two blasts in Iraq and Afghanistan that almost killed him, one leaving him without arms and legs, Marine Sgt. John M. Peck is a survivor and an inspiration. Despite his injuries, Peck never gave up on himself or his fellow warriors.
His story of survival and triumph will be documented in new book titled, Rebuilding Sergeant Peck: Putting Body and Soul Back Together After Afghanistan by co-authors John M. Peck, Dava Guerin and Terry Bivens. The book, which features forewords by Actor/Humanitarian Gary Sinise, Founder of Gary Sinise Foundation and Fox News National Security Correspondent Jennifer Griffin, will be released by Skyhorse Publishing in March 2019. Guerin has also co-authored two others published by Skyhorse, Unbreakable Bonds: The Mighty Moms and Wounded Warriors of Walter Reed and Vets and Pets: Wounded Warriors and the Animals That Help Them Heal.”
After Sgt. Peck researched hospitals across the country with expertise in performing bilateral arm transplants, he found a surgical team at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston that agreed to take his case. In 2017, Peck was one of only two of patients in the nation to receive a double arm transplant above the elbows. Since the groundbreaking surgery, Sgt. Peck has endured grueling physical therapy and, luckily, is able to move his new arms; his dream of becoming a chef is now within reach.
Sgt. Peck’s resilience and determination includes his efforts to help his fellow wounded warriors. In 2012, he worked with a company to design customized all-terrain wheelchairs, then assembled a team to raise funds to provide the chairs to any veteran who wanted one. To date, more than 1,400 veterans now have the customized Track Chair wheelchairs. He also is working on a program called, “Honor’s Food Truck,” to give wounded warriors the tools they need to start their own businesses. Sgt. Peck also does random acts of kindness in his community.
For more information on Sgt. Peck, visit his Facebook page-John Peck’s Journey-or Skyhorse Publishing-http://www.skyhorsepublishing.com.