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The Combat Boots

ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff was injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq on January 29, 2006. A life threatening traumatic brain injury resulted.

When Bob was transported from Iraq to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, his wife, Lee, received a bag of his belongings containing the boots.  She couldn't look at them for 10 years.

Bob has since made a miraculous recovery. Every January 29, his family, friends, and ABC News coworkers celebrate his recovery by observing an Alive Day.

This year marks the 10th anniversary. For this year's Alive Day, Lee got the boots out of the garage. They are still caked in Iraqi soil and blood stained. She had a portrait made for Bob. Visit www.leewoodruff.com to read the bravely articulate letter she wrote to Bob about the boots and their family's journey.

Lee and Bob recently founded The Bob Woodruff Foundation in honor of the care Bob received after being injured. The foundation aims to bring the same high level care to veterans when they return home.

If you'd like to learn more, get involved or make a donation, visit http://bobwoodrufffoundation.org/

Thank you, Lee, for sharing this amazing story with us.

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The Bob Woodruff Foundation