While out on assignment a few weeks ago, I found out the folks I was interviewing were good friends of Jack and Fran Rogers, whose story is told in a chapter titled “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” in War Bonds: Love Stories From the Greatest Generation.
I knew Jack, 93, had a stroke in October and his recovery process has been slow.
Imagine my delight when I heard that Jack, an art instructor for many years, was still painting! He paints Personal Energy Transporters (PETs). PETs are shipped to countries all over the world to provide personal mobility to amputees who are often victims of land mines and IEDs. I wrote about this great program here :http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2012/sep/27/pet-project-spreads-mobility/
Sadly, his health has had another setback, but I’m hoping to catch up with him soon.
Even a stroke can’t stop this WWll vet from wanting to do work that makes the world a better place.