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Officer Flamion

13 Oct 2020
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Officer Flamion

On July 8, 2016, Officer Flamion was shot in the neck during a routine traffic stop in Ballwin. His injuries left him paralyzed from the neck down. Michael has been in rehabilitation ever since and continues to work hard throughout his extensive therapy. He can maintain a conversation, eat solid food, and has even regained…
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12 Sep 2020
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Starkloff

Over the last several years, Compass Design|Build has become the leading expert home builder in the St. Louis with an emphasis on Universal Design and aging in place. Even the Gary Sinise Foundation teamed up with Compass Design|Build to build specially adapted smart homes for quadriplegic, multiple amputee and paralyzed individuals. As the only home builder/remodeler…
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13 Oct 2020
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SGT Strickland

Returning from a mission in Zabul, Afghanistan on February 2, 2010, Legrand’s last memory is being struck by a large explosion. He survived, but his Commander and the driver did not. Critically injured, Legrand was flown to the nearest hospital where he underwent bilateral above-knee amputations and was diagnosed with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The…
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25 Nov 2020
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Officer O’Connor

Police Officer Ryan O’Connor was raised in St. Louis, Missouri. His fatherwas a Marine Sergeant in Vietnam and then spent 44 years in law enforcement. Ryan’s older brother, Kenny, was a cryptologist assigned to Seal Team 8, serving 20 years in the Navy.Following in his family’s footsteps, Ryan decided to dedicate his life to protecting…
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