Feb. 6, 2023

Episode 131: Jason Morgan “Combat Weather, Military Paralympian, Veterans Outpost”

This week in the studio a man who started his career in the US Air Force and was quickly selected for special training as a Combat Weatherman and earning a position with the Combat Weather Team, which provides meteorological and oceanographic intelligence information in and for the Army’s Special Operations. In 1999 this guest was working counter drug operations in South America where he suffered a catastrophic vehicle accident which left him paralyzed from the waist down. After 2 months in a coma and not sure what had happened this guest was forced to start an all new life of trials and pushing himself further than he thought possible. Multiple surgeries, divorce, isolation, physical and mental pain led this guest to CCI, an organization that is determined to change the lives off all their clients through the use of service dogs. This week we hear the story of Napal, a service dog that brought more than hope, he brought a life of fulfillment and dreams that seemed so far away to my guest. Please welcome to the studio Jason Morgan…

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Jason Morgan

Motivational Speaker and best selling author of A Dog Called Hope

Jason Morgan grew up in North Dallas and enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1989. Jason qualified as a member of an elite special operations unit that provided meteorological and combat support for special operations in denied territories and behind enemy lines. In 1999, Jason was severely injured with only a few days left during a drug interdiction mission in South America leaving him paralyzed and faced down in contaminated water. Fortunately, an American missionary stumbled upon Jason and saved his life. Shortly thereafter, he would slip into coma and not wake for two months.
Now a paraplegic as a direct result of Jason’s accident, the road to recovery has been long and daunting; plagued with debilitating pain and dozens of surgery. He went from jumping out of planes for a living to being told he would never walk again. In 2014, a severe infection claimed one of his legs. But with all the immeasurable challenges Jason has faced over the past 23 years, he still has an incredible thirst to live an adventurous life. He has participated in the Military Paralympics for Team Air Force in the Warrior Games, trained and competed in several long distance races including the Marine Corp Marathon. He also enjoys water skiing, playing golf, skydiving, scuba diving and also competing in snow skiing in the down hill slalom. Although some days are more difficult than others, he never allows himself to be a victim of his circumstance.

Jason Morgan is the best-selling co author of A Dog Called Hope: The Wounded Warrior and the Dog Who Saved Him.” His book, which was only finished less than 5 years ago, is now published in 7 countries including Russia. Jason and his dog Yago has spoken all over the US, England and Scotland. He is a national spokesperson for an organization that pairs service animals with wounded veterans and has co founded The Veteran’s Outpost to help disabled veterans and veterans suffering from PTSD. Jason also volunteers once a week a Children’s Medical in Plano giving hope to children undergoing chemotherapy along with his newest service dog Yago.
Jason remarried on April 24, 2021 and a father of five boys and resides in McKinney with two serving in the US Air Force.