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Monday, November 4, 2013

Canyon Heroes

Laura Offerman was the lone woman in an Army troop of 150 men in Iraq.
On her return home, she said, she had low self-esteem and difficulty in relating to other women.
“It was very different for me coming back because I had lost my identity,” said Offerman, who served in 2008 and 2009 as a combat medic.
Now a bubbly Greensburg resident, Offerman credits her turnaround to a seven-day rafting trip sponsored by the Ligonier nonprofit Canyon Heroes.
“I'm just so thankful for this,” the Alabama native said.

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