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Health and Fitness

Pulling Arrows Through Teeth

HN Katriana 'Kat' Durakovich

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(Above Graphic Illustration by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeremy Starr, Defense Media Activity - Kat, an archer, suffered a severe stroke from complications with ulcerative colitis while stationed in Guam. The stroke left her paralyzed on the right side and unable to speak. To this point she's endured countless physical and speech therapy sessions to get to where she is today. Because the use of her right hand is still limited, Kat shoots with her teeth. But she's used what some would consider a drawback and turned it in to an advantage. She learned that she shoots much better this way.)
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