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August 26, 2013

Isaac is an upbeat 11-year-old boy with a wrist amputation. He lives in Warrenton, Virginia and has two older sisters, Kelcie and Miranda. Isaac’s mother, Tiffanie, shared his story with …

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Dorsey Vengrouski

May 20, 2013

Dorsey lives with her husband John and their son Delian in Upper Marlboro, MD. Background: When I was 12 years old, I was hit by a drunk driver going 60 …

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David Plakas

November 29, 2012

Dave Plakas is a 55 year old bilateral below the knee amputee. He’s a Navy veteran living in Middletown, Maryland, near his two wonderfully supportive children, Brandon and Kristen. Dave’s …

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Donna Hopkins

Donna’s Story: “In June 2010 I was scheduled to have what I considered at that point to be pretty routine surgery, removing fibroid tumors from my ovaries. I had survived …

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Mark Holbert

Sergeant Mark Holbert has served in the U.S.  Army for 16 years and lives with his wife and daughter in Rockville, MD.  Mark’s Story: “I was injured in Afghanistan in …

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Bill Spiker

Bill Spiker lives in Wilmington, Delaware. Bill’s story: “My wife Carol was hurt in a car accident and became a paraplegic. Later, a complication involving a blood clot resulted in Carol …

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