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Breathing new life into wounded soldiers

Originally Published: May 18, 2011
By Ted Spiker

At the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 2007, a therapist asked yoga teacher Annie Okerlin to visit a soldier who had lost both his legs above the knee when a mine exploded under his Humvee in Iraq. He -- Okerlin never knew the soldier's name -- had celebrated his 25th birthday in the hospital, and hadn't gone to physical therapy for three weeks.

When Okerlin went into the room, the man was hunched in a wheelchair with "I Love My Soldier" quilts that had been made by church ...

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