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Gail Ulerie & Shurvon Phillip

ShurvonPhillip was paralyzed and left unable to speak by a roadside bombexplosion in Iraq. His mother, Gail Ulerie, remains optimistic andgives thanks for the little victories each day. Watch

Julia Spalding & Kara Wooten

After Kara Wooten suffered a sixth IED (improvised explosive device) detonation as an Army medic, she had brain trauma and eye damage. Whileshe receives treatment at Fort Bragg, N.C., her mother, Julia Spalding, is raising Kara's son in Kentucky. Watch

Cindy Parsons & Shane Parsons

ShaneParsons lost both legs and experienced severe brain injuries after anexplosion in Iraq. Cindy Parsons, a former trauma nurse, quit her jobin Ohio and moved to Texas to monitor Shane's therapy. Watch

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