“I stayed really calm and didn’t freak out. The medic that saved me, he’s having PTSD issues. He said I was one of the most calm casualties he’s ever treated. I thought ‘Oh my God, what if I don’t make it out of here?’ I couldn’t let myself continue to think about it or I’d go into a state of panic.”
The IED impact caused traumatic brain injury, permanent hearing loss and sent shrapnel into her body which tore up her bladder.