Bagdad, Beijing and Beyond
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Melissa Stockwell, Iraqi War Veteran and Paralympic Athlete
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2010
2010 Hatton W. Summers Student Leadership Conference - February 25 - 28, 2010
Melissa Stockwell was the first female amputee from Operation Iraqi Freedom and the first Iraqi War Veteran to qualify for the Paralympics. Here she speak about the events leading up to her amputation and what she did to overcome the odds and succeed as an athlete.