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While military training had prepared Melissa Stockwell for almost any situation, nothing could truly get her ready for what she was about to endure. After her convoy was attacked, she attempted to exit her vehicle when she noticed a great deal of blood by her feet. Calling for help, she motioned over a medic who recovered her from the truck and gave her aid. It was then that Stockwell realized that she had lost a limb from the collision. Eleven years later she is one of paratriathlon’s brightest stars. Listen to her remarkable journey with this video from the International Triathlon Union.
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