Kirstie Ennis, U.S. Marine Corps, SGT

Kirstie was involved in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan in June 2012, causing multiple injuries including a left leg amputation and traumatic brain injury. One year later, Kirstie attended her first winter sports with Move United, where she relearned to snowboard. She continued to use these skills throughout the winter at several other events. “I can honestly say that adaptive sports changed my life,” says Ennis. “I now have the confidence to do the things that I never would have had the courage to try before.” For her service, Kristie was awarded a Certificate of Commendation, Afghan Medal, NATO Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Global War on Terrorism and Combat Action Ribbon.