Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Washington, DC trip

I'm finishing up a great trip to Washington, DC, with reporter Janine Zeitlin. We came to interview PFC Corey Kent who is recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center from severe injuries after stepping on an IED while serving in Afghanistan in July. It's been a long road for Corey since he lost both legs and the fingers on his left hand. He's finally gotten to the point in his recovery where he can begin the process of learning to walk again. He just got one of his new legs and hopes to get the other next week. It was all I could do to hold back the tears while he was talking. He is so brave and thoughtful and smart. He's seen more in his 22 years that any person should ever have to see. You can read the short version of Janine's story here and in The News-Press tomorrow.

Here's my video:

And here's the link to my photo gallery.
I just want to say thank you to Corey and all the other soldiers and marines recovering at Walter Reed. You are appreciated and have done something I would never have the guts to do. Good luck in your recovery. Thank you for the opportunity to share your story!

Here's a couple shots from DC. It's cold and icy here. Unfortunately we didn't get to see many sites, but we did get on the Metro to go to Dupont Circle for breakfast.

Dupont Circle

Janine on the way down to the metro

icy tree


  1. A heartbreaking yet heartwarming story.

  2. It's hard to watch... but great job Amanda.