Friday, March 18, 2005

Can-do spirit rises from crash (Photos)

Posted on: Thursday, March 17, 2005
Can-do spirit rises from crash
By Connie Cone Sexton • Arizona Republic
and Dennis Camire • Advertiser Washington Bureau

When Tammy Duckworth woke up Nov. 20 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., she had no idea of her journey over the previous eight days.

The McKinley High School and University of Hawai'i graduate was missing almost all of her right leg up to her hipbone, and her left leg was gone below the knee. The 36-year-old Illinois Army National Guard pilot could feel the bandage over her broken right arm but didn't realize she might lose it if doctors couldn't restore its blood supply.

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