27 December 2009

Healing Through Humor ~ Bobby Henline ;-)

NPR writer Terry Gildea and photographer Katie Hayes tells how Wounded Vet Takes Pain Of War To Comedy Club. Bobby Henline got IED'd in Iraq, resulting in massive burns plus loss of left arm...
"He spent months recovering inside the burn unit at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio and went through dozens of surgeries. During the most difficult days of his recovery, he tried to maintain his sense of humor, telling jokes to his doctors and therapists. "And they just thought I was funny, and they were like 'You've got to go do stand-up.' And I thought, 'I can't do that. It's different making you laugh here,'" Henline says.
Now doing stand-up comedy is part of his healing process.

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