Melissa Stockwell Releases Memoir “The Power of Choice”

Melissa Stockwell running.

U.S. Army Veteran, Paralympic triathlete and Dare2tri Co-Founder Melissa Stockwell has published her memoir The Power of Choice: My Journey from Wounded Warrior to World Champion. In her debut as an author, Stockwell takes readers on a captivating journey of perseverance and triumph.

In 2004, Stockwell lost her leg to an IED during a routine patrol in Iraq, making her the first female soldier to lose a limb in the Iraq War. After a long and challenging recovery, she adapted into a life of sports. Stockwell has since become a three-time Paratriathlon World Champion and a bronze medalist from the 2016 Rio Paralympics.

Preview the book

To celebrate the book’s release, Stockwell will be performing an online reading broadcasted live on the Dare2tri Facebook page. Tune in to hear two excerpts — one from Chapter 24: Dare2tri and another from Chapter 28: On Top of the World.

Tuesday, August 11
6:45 p.m. (CDT)
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After the reading, Stockwell will be joined by Executive Director Keri Serota for a short Q&A about the book.

The Power of Choice: My Journey from Wounded Warrior to World Champion is available for purchase as a hardcover or e-book. The audiobook will be available in mid-December.

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