Later this month on SPEED, Two Guys Garage will air the most inspirational episode to date! Kevin Byrd and Willie B. will reveal a Corvette that they have transformed into a dream vehicle for a U.S. Marine!
Marine Gunnery Sergeant John Hayes loves working on cars and especially his pride and joy, his 2009 Corvette. However, he suffered life-threatening injuries on a routine mission in Afghanistan on December 28, 2010 when he stepped on a buried IED (improvised explosive device) resulting in the traumatic amputations of both of his legs and half of his pelvis.
Hayes has endured over sixty surgeries, and continues to be treated at the newly renamed Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.
GySgt Hayes and his wife Janel flew to Tampa, Florida, for several days in July to work alongside the hosts of Two Guys Garage. John was thrilled with the entire experience and WE had even more fun watching him do what he loves: WORK ON CARS!
While still recovering from his injuries, John has completed several races, including the Marine Corps Marathon, a Disney Half Marathon and the Boston Marathon on his hand bike. He is learning to ski and is determined to live a full and active life.
John is a native of Jacksonville, Florida. His wife and three young daughters are a great source of motivation for him. He is driving again with the use of hand-controls. He will soon retire from the military and return to Florida.
Stay tuned for more information on this BIG reveal!
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