"For 25 days at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Specialist Danielle Green wondered if anyone could ever understand. But on the 26th day, a nurse told her: "A new female patient came in today. You have a lot in common."
"Really?" Specialist Green said, and the nurse nodded.
Like Specialist Green, the new patient was a 20-something firecracker, a 5-foot-8 former college basketball player, an Army soldier in the military police serving in Iraq.
Like Specialist Green, she also knew how it felt to have a rocket-propelled grenade shoot through her arm. Specialist Green's left hand had been torn off." - Juliet Macur, The New York Times - Photo Gallery