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Army nurse, cancer survivor, shares experience with WBAMC nurses

Capt. Kelly Elmlinger, an Army nurse and cancer survivor, displays her prosthetic leg to nurses of William Beaumont Army Medical Center’s Surgical Ward, during a visit to the ward where she shared her experience during her fight with synovial sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer, and recovering through limb salvage and amputation, April 6. Elmlinger, who is coaching and mentoring wounded warriors during this year’s Department of Defense Warrior Games, visited with staff members to help them understand the impact WBAMC staff can have on patients.

Capt. Kelly Elmlinger, an Army nurse and cancer survivor, displays her prosthetic leg to nurses of William Beaumont Army Medical Center’s Surgical Ward, during a visit to the ward where she shared her experience during her fight with synovial sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer, and recovering through limb salvage and amputation, April 6. Elmlinger, who is coaching and mentoring wounded warriors during this year’s Department of Defense Warrior Games, visited with staff members to help them understand the impact WBAMC staff can have on patients.

Story by Marcy Sanchez

William Beaumont Army Medical Center Public Affairs Office

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