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U.S. Air Force Medical Service Corps Officer, Maj. Stephanie Proellochs (center), works with two of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s physical therapists in Bethesda, MD, Nov. 8, 2017. Kyla Dunlavey (right) and Alyssa Olsen (left) work with the rest of Proellochs’ medical team throughout her amputation recovery.  Proellochs was diagnosed with a metastatic tumor in her left foot in January 2017, which resulted in having her foot amputated. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karina Luis) Living with an attitude of gratitude – An Airman’s story of resiliency (Part 3)
After only taking her first steps in November, Proellochs, a Medical Service Corps officer and recent amputee, was already thinking of how she would be able to run and eventually snowboard with her family.
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2018
Tech. Sgt. Jason Caswell and his wife, Tami, share a moment before he enters surgery Oct. 17, 2014, at the Baptist Health Medical Center, Little Rock, Ark. Caswell injured his leg while playing rugby, and has suffered multiple complications, which led up to him choosing amputation of his leg. Caswell is a 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Scott Poe) Losing the 16 pound burden, Airman makes difficult decision for his family
At age 28, Tech. Sgt. Jason Caswell was an athlete who was well on his way to becoming an Air Force rugby player. While stationed in England, whenever Caswell wasn’t on the flightline working, he was out on the field playing his sport. From there, his dream was to take the next step of joining the USA rugby team. During his third season in the game, however, his dream came to a bone-shattering halt.
1 11/04
2014
Staff Sgt. Rey Edenfield poses with his wife, Amy, and their two sons, Grayson, left, and Dawson on the front porch of their home Aug. 28, 2014. The picture was taken almost a year after Edenfield was involved in a motorcycle accident that resulted in his left leg being amputated six inches below the knee. Edenfield is an air traffic controller at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Erica Picariello) Amputee Airman defies odds, returns to active duty
His sons say he has a robot leg, the doctors and nurses call it a prosthetic, but to him, it's what has allowed him to overcome the odds and continue doing what he loves.
1 9/15
2014
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