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Wounds of War: Advances help amputees cope
By Eric Reinagel Meadville Tribune
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From his wheelchair, Jay Fondren of Killeen, Texas, lifts 2-year-old son Micah off the floor and into a booster seat in the family dining room.
The maneuver is difficult because Fondren is missing his right thumb as well as both of his legs.
“You hold that side,” he instructs Micah. “All right, push down. There we go.”
“There we go,” parrots Micah as he twists into an upright position.
The task is routine for Micah. He’s too young to remember his father before an improvised explosive made dad one of the more than 3,000 amputee soldiers of the Iraq War.