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Christy Wise

US Air Force Capt
US Air Force

On April 11, 2015, Captain Christy Wise was struck by a hit-and-run boat while paddle boarding near Shalimar, Florida. The injuries she sustained required her right leg to be amputated above the knee. On July 22, 2016, she piloted her first C-130 flight after losing her limb. She continues to be on active military duty, recently participated in the Invictus Games as an athlete, and is a Paralympic hopeful.

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