Given his personal history, J.R. Martinez couldn't possibly top last week's ode to fallen servicemen and women on Dancing With the Stars. But his Pink Panther-themed tango - perfectly attuned to breast cancer awareness month - was still terrific.
Even if he weren't a good dancer (and he is), he'd be a joy to watch.
Every waking moment he leads by example, illustrating with his scarred face and body that it's possible to move beyond the doubt, despair and depression and reclaim a meaningful existence, his story becomes more remarkable.
Here's his performance last night, good enough for second place: