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Rebecca’s college roommate worried that Rebecca was mistaking empathy for romantic love and would find herself in a relationship that she could not end. “Who could break the heart of an Army officer who lost both his legs?” Sabrina recalled thinking.

“Love for wounded soldier upon return from Afghanistan.” — Greg Jaffe, Washington Post

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