Meet The Retired Marine Who Is Never Off DutyThe Veterans Site
In one of the most inspiring stories you will hear, Matias Ferreira, a marine from Queens, New York, risked his own life to save a baby from a smoking car crash. That is pretty impressive, but there’s more — Ferreira is a double amputee and uses prosthetic legs to get around. He lost his legs when he stepped on an IED during his first deployment in Afghanistan as a marine lance corporal.
Ferreira is back home now and is on a five-year apprenticeship via a military transition program, where he is learning new professional skills to settle into civilian life. Read more about how to help medically discharged veterans like Ferreira who have specific physical, mental and financial needs.