Senior Airman Gideon L. Connelly, repair and reclamation crew chief, 175th Maintenance Squadron, was involved in a motorcycle accident in Baltimore County where he sustained serious damage to his left leg in July 2011. The doctors told the Maryland Air National Guardsman if he kept his leg, it would leave him with limitations to what he could do. If the leg was replaced with prosthesis, his abilities would significantly increase. On Sept. 16, 2011 Connelly chose to have the leg removed below the knee and is now training for the Paralympics. (Courtesy photo/released)
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