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O'boro man who lost his arms in accident guest stars on national TV show


An Owensboro man was in the national spotlight on Monday night.

He appeared on an episode of Hawaii Five-O.

A big watch party took place at the Showme's at Town Square Mall to see Jason Koger on Monday's Hawaii Five-O. 

Jason lost both his arms about five years ago in an ATV accident. Now, he's using that experience to inspire others in as many ways as possible.

March 1st, 2008 forever changed Jason's life. The then 29-year-old hit a downed power line while on an ATV.

At Vanderbilt Hospital, first Jason's left arm, then his right were amputated.

"I think the first thing that went through my head was, "I have to get through this," Jason said.

With that positive attitude in tow, Jason refused to let the accident keep him down. Friend Lance Chapman says they were out hunting about a month later.

"Says a lot about his personality and type a guy he was. I mean, it didn't slow Jason down at all," Chapman said.

Now, almost five years later, Jason's still not slowing down, and his role on a national television show it something else to celebrate. 

Jason spent two weeks filming an episode of Hawaii Five-O. His bionic hands being used in a remake of the 1973 episode, "Hookman".

Jason says he's still in touch with actors on the show and that Monday night is a celebration.

"I hope my story helps people all over the world," Jason said.

Instead of making it all about him, Jason is using Monday night to help someone else out. 

It was also a fundraiser he organized to help out a friend of his recovering from a back injury that left him temporarily paralyzed from the waist down.

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