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For the first time, Juanita admits her emotional struggles to her family. "My husband is really going to be in shock," she says.

No matter what, Juanita says she's trying to see the good in her situation and uses a passage in scripture to help cope. "It says that 'All things work together for the good of them that love the Lord,'" she says. And Juanita says she does feel fortunate—especially when she hears stories of what other soldiers have experienced. "I don't even feel worthy to complain, because I feel like I was one of the lucky ones."

So what's next for Juanita? Despite losing a limb, Juanita has reenlisted for two very important reasons—her daughters. "I want my two girls to know that there is no limit in life. I want them to see me as a strong mother who's stood for things that are right, who has worked hard, who's led a life that they can look back on and say: 'You know what? My mother wanted the best for me. My mother served her country,'" Juanita says. "Because my daughter, 10 years old, tells me, 'Mommy, I'm going to be an Army doctor,' because she feels like I received wonderful care. I love the military."
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FROM: Oprah on Location at Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Published on February 26, 2009

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