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Meet Veteran Ardrena Bailey

The Athletes:
A. Bailey  |  I. Brown  |  C. Caesar  |  M. Dimal  |  B. Donato
C. Gage  |  I. Glennon  |  S. Holzhalb  |  A. Madsen  |  J. Roberts

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US Army, 1976-1979

Ardrena Bailey joined the US Army as a military police officer.  After leaving the service, she was diagnosed with progressive multiple sclerosis, leaving her wheelchair-bound.  Not one to wallow, she immersed herself in all forms of sports, earning numerous gold medals in table tennis, shotput, discus, javelin, rowing over the last 20 years.  She credits sports with giving her moral and mental stability – keeping her busy and moving forward.

Being involved in sports made my life – even though I don’t have lower body function, being athletic has kept up my morale and mental health, kept me busy and going.

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