Local War Hero Performs in New York

Local War Hero Performs in New York

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Performing before a worldwide audience with one of his idols is a dream come true for U.S. Army Specialist Eric Hunter.

 Hunter performed with Pink Floyd's Roger Waters and other war veterans on Google Wednesday night.   Watching him on stage, it's hard to believe how life  took a drastic turn last year when Hunter stepped on a bomb in Afghanistan.  "He lost his right leg. His wrist was shattered.  His other arm was broke and his other leg, the other leg he still has they're trying to save", said Hunter's wife, Kenna Hunter.

Specialist Hunter has undergone 60 surgeries. For at least another year, his wife expects doctors at Walter Reed Army Hospital to continue working on his physical injuries.  His love of music is also healing.  "I think music has saved his life.  I don't know what it's like.  I'll never know what Eric has gone through but, I know at one point..he was having a really tough time and after he picked the guitar back up..he hasn't put it down", said Mrs. Hunter.

Facetiming  from her hotel room in New York, specialist hunter's wife, she tells News 5, the couple's children are in Alabama with family while he's being treated in Maryland.  Life's been tough, but, they're optimistic about the future.  Speaking of Hunter and other wounded veterans performing in Madison Square Garden, Mrs. Hunter said, "You know these guys have taken nothing for granted and ....when you watch them play...you see..they're gonna have a triple amputee drummer tonight. They're gonna have guys missing arms and missing legs..and you see them plays these instruments and not just playing it, but, how good they're doing it.  They will blow you away.  It makes you count your blessings.  It makes you appreciate everything you have and you can't help but feel awesome for these guys because you're watching their dreams come true".

Mrs. Hunter says her husband wants to move to Nashville to pursue a music career.
  In the meantime, they're asking for your prayers.
  You can also check out their Facebook page called, "Prayers for Eric Hunter.

If you'd like more information on The Bob Woodruff Foundation, go to www.bobwoodrufffoundation.org

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