Paralyzed War Vet Walks And Gives Emotional Speech On ‘SmackDown’ And There Wasn’t A Dry Eye In The Joint

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Every once in a while, the WWE will deliver a curb stomp to my feels area with an emotional and unexpected segment or video.

Remember Connor The Crusher? Dear lord, how could anyone forget? I got teary just copy/pasting the link.

Tonight on Smackdown, WWE honors Sergeant Dan Rose. Here’s Sgt. Rose’s amazing story.

Sergeant Rose was in the Army Reserves for 10 years and served in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan until he was injured by an Improvised Explosive Device in 2011 that left him paralyzed from the chest down. Through the support of a non-profit organization, SoldierSocks, Sergeant Rose was provided with an Ekso Bionics GT™ robotic exoskeleton, a suit that enables individuals with paralysis to stand up and walk.

In the segment, Sergeant Rose shares his story with the world, and with the help of SoldierSocks and Ekso Bionics, walks again, getting the crowd in a frenzy like no other.  Thought it could make for a nice feel good post.

As you know, WWE has a longstanding commitment to the military, which includes our annual Tribute to the Troops holiday tradition, a partnership with Hire Heroes USA and regular visits to military bases around the world. Tonight on SmackDown, WWE continues its support with a tribute to Sergeant Rose.

Get ready. It’s going to get a little dusty in here. Not that Dusty, the crying kind of dusty.

The segment will air tonight on Smackdown.


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