Bionic Man Writes First Book ‘Handed a Greater Purpose’

OWENSBORO, Ky. — Owensboro native Jason Koger has just released his first book, “Handed a Greater Purpose,” opening up about his journey of losing both of his arms in a tragic accident.

On March 1, 2008, he was riding a four-wheeled vehicle on his farm and hit a downed power line, delivering 7,200 volts of electricity to his body.

Both of his arms had to be amputated to save his life. Today, he’s been a guest on shows like Hawaii Five-O, featured on CNN, and made public speeches around the country.

He said the book focuses on the biggest part of the story, which is overcoming obstacles.

“I feel like these days it’s so easy for someone to quit and quit. It sure is easier, it would have been very easy for me to quit and quit but I don’t want that for myself and I don’t want that for anyone else. I want everyone to be successful in everything they do and I want everyone to understand that bad things are going to happen you are going to have hard days and hard times you have to make up your mind to overcome and move on thing,” Koger said.

You can find information on purchasing his book here. He wants the book sales to help other people who have also lost limbs.

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