Wounded Warrior's Nancy Schiliro Beetstra Continues to Inspire

Jan 27, 2017

Wounded Warrior Outreach Specialist Nancy Schiliro Beetstra tells her story to Allan Wolper
Credit Wounded Warrior Project for WBGO

Nancy Schiliro lost her eye as result of a mortar explosion in Iraq when she was a Lance Corporal in the U-S Marine Corps.  At that time, she was not married and returned home to New York battered and depressed.

The Wounded Warrior Organization gave her the will to fight her way back. Now she is helping other injured veterans return to a normal life. She is currently a Wounded Warrior Outreach Specialist and an inspiration to all Americans.

Since this Conversations with Allan Wolper Associated Press Award-winning program aired nearly five years ago, Nancy married Richard Beetstra. Nancy Schiliro Beetstra is also the mother of a five-month old baby, Arabella Jayne. Click above to hear the original program.

Original Air Date: 2-22-2012