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September 11, 2001, is a day that every single one of us can recall exactly where we were and what we were doing.

The tragedies that took place on this day were followed by 2 gruesome wars: Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Due to our adversaries' use of improvised explosive devices, these wars brought with them mass casualties that we had never seen before.

US servicemen and women were returning home with missing limbs; something that we were not used to seeing.

The influx of mass causality called for immediate action to understand how to best rehabilitate the men and women.

My passion for this patient population began when my uncle reenlisted in the Army and entered OIF. I remember coming home from school every day and turning on the news to see updates from the war, praying that I would never see him on TV.

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