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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

YMCA gives injured Marine new purpose

YMCA gives injured Marine new purpose
By Marcia Moore
The Daily Item
January 2, 2013

MILLMONT -- Jim and Sandy Sanders credit their son's participation in the YMCA in Centre County with helping put his life back on track after losing a leg while serving in Iraq seven years ago.

"It's certainly been significant," said Mr. Sanders, a Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way board member.

Mrs. Sanders said her son, Jeff, 29, a Marine, had been in Iraq for six weeks in September 2004 when the jeep he was riding in struck an explosive and he was thrown from the vehicle.

In addition to losing a leg, Jeff Sanders suffered a traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress.
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