A Soldier's true story.

A simple decision can affect you the rest of your life.

On September 29, 2008, Army Private Karen Risser's life changed forever. The Army Reservist lost control of her car on her way to drill. Even though the vehicle flipped over and was completely totaled, Karen may have been able to walk away from the accident unscathed. Unfortunately, she wasn't wearing her seat belt. Instead of walking away, she will never walk again.

The simple choices we make every day can have the greatest impact on our lives. No one knows that better than Karen and her family--and they've shared their story in hopes of reaching other Soldiers.

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