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Woodbridge Teen Loses Limb, Gains the Power to Motivate Others

Woodbridge Teen Loses Limb, Gains the Power to Motivate Others

 

A Super NoVA is a person that stands out in the crowd of Northern Virginians. Daniel Evan Carroll II, an eleventh-grader at C.D. Hylton High School in Woodbridge, is this week’s Super NoVA for his efforts to motivate others. When he was just 9-years-old he was in a major automobile accident on I-95 in front of the exit for the Quantico Marine Corps Base.

“I remember waking up in the hospital and I just screamed. I don’t remember anything after that,” said Daniel.

While he was in a coma his right arm had to be amputated. During his two months of hospitalization, his mother Lynn found out about the Amputee Coalition’s Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp.

This year Daniel is one of 100 kids with limb loss from across the U.S. selected to attend the youth camp. Carroll will be attending the summer camp in Ohio next week, marking his 5th year at the camp. Daniel is now a Leader-in-Training.