It only took a split second for U.S. Army Sgt. Chris Maddeford to get blown out of his Humvee by an improvised explosive device and land on his head 10 years ago in Afghanistan.
But that was plenty long enough for Maddeford’s life to change completely. Aside from his physical agony — a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, a blown-out hip — Maddeford dealt with emotional issues and post-traumatic stress syndrome that were far harder to heal than his body.
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