Twenty-eight-year-old Air Force pilot Christy Wise was lying on a paddleboard in Florida when a motorboat came along and sliced off her right leg. She nearly bled to death, but swam away and was rescued by a passing fishing boat. That was just a few months ago, in April — but Wise, who’s been deployed to Afghanistan six times, hopes to return to her Air Force job within a few months. Meanwhile, she’s not wasting any time: Last weekend, she competed alongside other amputees in the 2015 Department of Defense Wounded Warrior Games, and, along with her twin sister, she’s working with a charity that delivers prosthetic legs to children in Haiti.
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