Rozelle set two initial goals for his rehabilitation: Leave the hospital in time for the birth of his child last August, and ski again by Christmas. He spent hours a day in therapy, and that got him home two months ahead of schedule. Then, he put on his first prosthesis, started training four hours a day and skied the Rockies right on time.
Rozelle misses his foot, but its loss hasn’t slowed him down a whole lot. In fact, he’s back on active duty, has assumed command of the 3rd Armored Cavalry’s headquarters unit and expects to return to Iraq as early as next year.
— Adapted from “Losing a limb doesn’t mean losing your job,” Patrick O’Driscoll, USA Today.