Kortney Clemons HOME BASE: State College, Pennsylvania PROFESSION: Student athlete DOING RIGHT: Clemons, a former Iraq war Army medic, lost his right leg while bravely rescuing another soldier. Now he's moving his life forward and giving back. "I continue to do things with at-risk kids who come up to the university," he says. "I go out on the track to run with them. It exposes them to what people with a disability can do." Clemons, who's interested in therapeutic recreation, is working on his bachelor's degree at Penn State University and training for the 2008 Paralympics in the 100 meter dash and power-lifting categories.

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Essence.com
Aug, 29, 2008

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