Randleman, NC -- Imagine taking two of the meanest, nastiest, most-feared bulls on the Professional Bull Riders tour and putting them in the same place as Richard Petty.
You might think it'd be pretty hard for anybody else to get attention. But a 22-year-old Marine managed to do it Thursday.
Cpl. Todd Love skydived in to the Victory Junction Camp as it hosted a weigh-in for this weekend's PBR event that will take place at the Greensboro Coliseum.
That might sound unremarkable, until you consider Love is a triple amputee. He lost both his legs and one of his arms when he stepped on an IED in Afghanistan in 2010. But Love has learned he's able to impact other people's lives just by continuing to get the most out of his.
"For me, that's the thrill," Love said. "It's not just jumping out of a plane. It's not just that simple. It's being able to change people's lives."
The bull riding won't happen until Friday and Saturday nights. But two of the tour's most notorious bulls -- "Chicken on a Chain" and "Deja Blue Emu" -- were weighed in at the Randleman camp that hosts chronically ill children on Thursday afternoon.
The fun at Victory Junction also included appearances by Kyle and Richard Petty. Camp executive Austin Petty also skydived.
And while the big bulls were exciting to watch, even racing royalty was riveted by Love's story.
"Todd is the perfect example of a guy who's overcome his obstacles," Kyle Petty said. "And to talk to him, the only thing that he sees is that he's a regular guy."
Even NASCAR's King was in awe.
"That kid's unreal," Richard Petty said of Love. "Just to think about what he's been through is unreal. It must not have slowed him down a dang bit."
Love says thinking of others is what keeps him going.
"I get to do these things and I get to inspire people," Love said. "And even though it's something as simple as jumping out of an airplane, I know that it's inspiring people."
Thursday's event was marred when one of the skydivers from the All Veterans Parachute Team was badly injured during the final jump of the day. Witnesses said his chute opened, but he still made a very hard landing. The diver was transported to Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro.
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