Army Master Sgt. Cedric King lost both his legs after he stepped on an IED in Afghanistan in 2012. He started running marathons less than two years later, hoping his own resilience would inspire others facing adversity.
We caught up with King at the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative job fair in Phoenix, where he was an invited speaker. He was there to motivate and inspire young job seekers, but King also shared his strong message for the next president with us as part of our #DearNextPresident project. Watch the video to find out what he thinks is wrong with the way we treat returning vets in this country and why he wants more vets in Washington.
Then make your own video and add your voice to the conversation. Fusion is asking young people around the country to talk about their most pressing issues this election season using the phrase “Dear next president….” You can learn more about the project, hear more voices from the campaign, and learn how to contribute your own video to #DearNextPresident.