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Injured Marine Finds Healing in Woodworking



Retired Gunnery Sgt. Ernesto Aquino was wounded 12 years ago during his fifth deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan and came home with back injuries that left him wheelchair bound with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.

He was close to taking his life, but the thought of his children without a father held him back. Four years ago, an occupational therapist introduced Aquino to woodworking.

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