Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Getting Amputees A New Lease On Life

Getting Amputees A New Lease On Life

Getting adjusted to life back home can be difficult for some of the service men and women returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan.

That's especially true for those who have lost a limb during the conflict.

But you're about see how medical technology, coupled with an unbridled desire to serve, is allowing many amputees to do something that was once considered impossible.

"I was hit with an RPG," Army Specialist Albert Ross said.

"One of the shrapnel cut my foot in half," Army E-5 Sergeant Moses Sonera said.

"It came through and took off my left leg," Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert Roeder said.

Of the service men and women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, most will return home safe and sound. Some will not survive. For those somewhere in between, home often becomes the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.

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Mentioned in this article:
Moses Sonera
Robert Roeder
Albert Ross


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