September 22, 2011
Balancing Act: Jeanne OBrien’s vestibular system was damaged from injuries she incurred in Afghanistan. Now, her center of balance is permanently distorted. “It’s like being on a merry-go-round you can’t get off of,” she says.
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Jeanne OBrien remembers the whirring of the helicopter taking off beside her, then the plank of plywood hitting the back of her head and slamming her forehead into an ammo can. That’s when her memory ...