A lasting legacy of 9/11 is the tens of thousands of wounded soldiers coming home from two wars, only to find a new battle to fit back into civilian life again. Many have crippling wounds that remain unseen. Programs aimed at helping these veterans are popping up around the country, including one we reported on last year. It’s called LifeQuest Transitions, and KRCC’s Shanna Lewis checked back in with them to see how the program is doing.

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Here’s our original story on LifeQuest, from April 2010.


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