meets Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran Chris Levi and his girlfriend Jessica Ryan backstage at #MadisonSquareGarden
On September 30, 2018 before Joel’s performance and after a great day at the #NYC #T2T
On March 17, 2008, CPL Christopher Levi was severely injured when an improvised exploding device in Iraq hit the armored Humvee he was traveling in.
The blast cut through both of Levi’s legs at mid-thigh, leaving him a bilateral amputee. He also suffered significant damage to his right hand and arm. CPL Levi spent two and a half years in the hospital.
His perseverance has been remarkable. In addition to passing the Series 7 General Securities Representative Exam and receiving his bachelor’s degree, CPL Levi volunteers and leads groups for The Center for Discovery, a national specialty center for the advanced care and treatment of children and adults with significant disabilities, and is a team leader and participant of World T.E.A.M. Sports’ annual Face of America ride.
CPL Levi received his smart home in Melville, Long Island, NY on July 3, 2018.
We thank Blly Joel for all that he has done in support of 9/11 families, first responders and his strong support of our country since 9/11/01.
Billy, who performed at both the September 21st America: A Tribute To Heroes telethon and the October 20th, 2001 Concert For New York City, recalled visiting the site after leaving his performance on 9/21/01. The devastation and bravery he saw in the rescue workers: “They were actually surprised I didn’t have a camera man, or a politician, or a photographer, or an entourage with me. They actually appreciated I was just there as a private citizen, trying to boost their morale and thank them. They needed to talk and tell people their stories, because there are so many stories they have to tell about comrades that were lost, and the horrors that they’ve seen.” We attended the 9/30/2018 concert and we are all very excited that Billy Joel will be coming to Arizona in March of 2019! Tickets are available at @ticketmaster.
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