Stockwell: From Baghdad to Beijing

Stockwell: From Baghdad to Beijing

Melissa Stockwell lost her leg in a roadside bomb in Iraq and went on to swim on the U.S. Paralympic team at the Beijing Olympics.

In 2004, Melissa Stockwell became the first American female amputee in the Iraq war after her Humvee hit a roadside bomb. After the accident, it seemed Stockwell never looked back. Less than two months later, she took her first steps and within four months she was skiing. This short New York Times video tells the moving story about a young woman who, in spite of her injury, went on to compete on the U.S. Paralympic swim team in Beijing. Although she had never swum competitively before, Stockwell broke an American record at the Olympic trials. Once in Beijing, she received much media attention, but ultimately was unable to beat out the more experienced international field and advance to the finals.

Length: 4:27

Video: Brent Renaud and Craig Renaud

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