Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A Wounded Soldier's Story


In Sunday's Washington Post, we read the story of another couple facing the challenges of disability. He was a lieutenant in the Army serving in Afghanistan when he was blown up by an IED. They barely knew each other before he was deployed overseas. When she saw him next he had lost both legs.

Rebecca and Dan have been through ongoing rehab along with special dinners honoring wounded and fallen soldiers. They also face the challenges of everyday life. Both are making plans for their futures.

As we meet and hear the stories of other couples with a disabled spouse we realize two things. One is we aren't alone. So many others are going through the things we are. The other is we have opportunities to really help others. Despite anything we may feel, our lives --ups and downs-- are out there so people can grow.

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