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I Got Blown Up in Iraq. Years Later, Amputating My Leg Set Me Free

From the Show: HER
Summary:

The title on this one says it all. Today we are talking to Elana Duffy - a US Army veteran who made the brave decision to amputate her leg after an attack while serving in Iraq.

Air Date: 11/19/20
Duration: 29:58
Host: Pam Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Elana Duffy

Elana Duffy graduated from Cornell University with a Masters of Engineering. A US Army veteran, she was medically retired with a Purple Heart following combat tours in OEF and OIF, eventually returning home to NYC to found Pathfinder Labs. The cat-related influences around the site are mostly her fault.


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I Got Blown Up in Iraq. Years Later, Amputating My Leg Set Me Free
The title on this one says it all. Today we are talking to Elana Duffy - a US Army veteran who made the brave decision to amputate her leg after an attack while serving in Iraq.

She was medically retired with a Purple Heart following combat tours in OEF and OIF, eventually returning home to NYC to found Pathfinder Labs - which connects veterans to resources near them.

Elana tells us what she remembers from the attack, her road to recovery and resilience. 

You can read her piece in the New York Times here.