Katie Couric: First Female Soldier Amputee Melissa Stockwell
Katie has a special episode of her show on May 23 2013. She is saluting our troops by talking some of whom have been on the frontlines, like the first female soldier amputee, Melissa Stockwell. Stockwell lost her left leg when a roadside bomb went off while she was on tour in Iraq.
Since that fateful day, Stockwell rallied back from her injuries and began competing in the Paralympics where she swam in multiple events. She has since turned her attention to to running triathlons and opening her own triathlon club in Chicago strictly for athletes with disabilities.
Hidden Scars of War: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Katie Couric is also looking at the hidden scars of war. She is going to talk with soldiers who have been on the frontlines and can not walk away from what they saw. She is talking with experts to share how the hidden scars of war, like post traumatic stress disorder, are some of the worst parts about going to war.
Bob Woodruff Survives Injuries in War
Bob Woodruff is a journalist who is best known for hosting World News Tonight and for nearly being killed by a roadside bomb while covering the war in Iraq. He is going to opening up about the day the bbm went off and what it has been like helping others who have been through similar experiences.
Soldiers Helping Soldiers
Finally, Katie is talking with one woman who is one a mission to help her fellow soldiers. After serving in Iraq she knew she wanted to continue helping her country and the best way she knew how was to help her fellow soldiers at home. From soldiers suffering from injury to soldiers suffering from PTSD, she is on a crusade to help all.