Iraq War Veteran to Give Presentation on Overcoming Adversity at JCC on Apr. 24

Jefferson Community College (JCC) Continuing Education Division and VISTA Veteran’s Coordinator will host a presentation on overcoming adversity by Iraq War veteran Sergeant (Sgt.) Rick Yarosh on Wednesday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 6-002, (Jules Center Amphitheater). Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

Iraq War veteran, Sgt. Rick Yarosh, will speak about his journey to overcome adversity and turn a negative situation into a positive outcome. Sgt. Yarosh was deployed to Iraq in December 2005 where he spent nine months before being severely injured by an IED (improvised explosive device). Over 60% of his body was burned with 2nd and 3rd degree burns; his right leg was amputated below the knee; and he lost both of his ears, his nose, multiple fingers and most of the function in both of his hands. Yet, years later, he shares a positive message about overcoming adversity.

For more information, contact Dwight Doane, JCC VISTA Veterans Coordinator, at 315-786-6590.