Description:Melissa Stockwell's life took a drastic turn when she lost a limb from a roadside bomb while serving as a U.S. Army officer in Iraq. She was the first woman soldier to lose a limb in Iraq, and while that "first" was anything but desirable, Stockwell achieved an impressive "first" after her wounds healed.
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Although it certainly wasn't easy, Stockwell rehabbed her injuries and decided to pursue her dream of becoming an athlete. She(2:18)