Monday, February 14, 2005

Learning to live as Iraq war triple amputee

Learning to live as Iraq war triple amputee
Raleigh News & Observer
February 14, 2005

WASHINGTON - Joey Bozik crosses his one arm over his body, rifles his backpack for his pillbox. He flips the compartment with his thumb, throws back his head and pops the morphine pill into his mouth.

His wife does not reach to help him.

She stands behind his wheelchair, ruffling his buzz cut. The silver ring on her left hand, gleaming like a chrome bumper, is identical to the one on his left. The rings are six weeks old but he can wear his only now because the swelling has gone down on his remaining fingers.

[partial text only; follow link for full article]


Post a Comment

<< Home