Possibilities 2017 with Melissa Stockwell
Siskin Hospital's 14th Annual Possibilities Luncheon will be held Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center.
Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient, retired U.S. Army 1st Lt. Melissa Stockwell was the first-ever female American soldier to lose a limb in active duty in Iraq. Today, Melissa is a three-time World Champion and two-time Paralympian who won the Paralympic Bronze Medal in triathlon on Sept. 11, 2016. The extraordinary story of her journey from combat in Bagdad to the medals podium on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro is bringing audiences across the country to their feet. Join us to hear Melissa's amazing story!
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Melissa Stockwell's tour of active service in Bagdad ended abruptly when a roadside bomb blasted the Humvee in which she rode. When she awoke in the Bagdad ER, still in her army fatigues, she realized she'd lost her left leg and knew then her life would be forever changed.
And that, she says, "is where my real story begins."
Melissa, the first-ever female American soldier to lose a limb in active duty in Iraq, worked through months of physical rehabilitation, learning to walk again on her new prosthetic leg, and went on to become a three-time Parathriathlon World Champion and two-time Paralympian who won the Paralympic Bronze Medal in triathlon on September 11.
Melissa believes we each have the power to create our own story, and that each of us can do anything we put our minds to. She challenges us to embrace the unknown, be optimistic, and view the future with confidence. For Melissa, life is full of inspiration, even in the darkest of places. She reminds us that we can choose our response to the metaphoric "bombs" in our own lives.
Don't miss Melissa's inspirational presentation at this year's Possibilities Luncheon!
Reserve your seat now using our online form, or print the registration form!
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