For years after he lost his left leg to an IED explosion in Afghanistan while running to rescue a wounded Marine, Anthony “Doc” Ameen lived with an open wound on his remaining leg as a constant reminder of the horror he experienced on July 21, 2008, in the Battle of Nowzad. 
The Navy hospital corpsman eventually received a prosthetic limb, which he wore proudly. But he always tried to hide the gaping hole in his right leg, worried what others would think if they saw the wound that had refused to heal and seemed untreatable after multiple surgeries.
Then this past summer, the Phoenix-based founder of Wings for Warriors, a nonprofit that provides benefits guidance and counseling for wounded soldiers and travel assistance for their families, received a call from Florida’s Restoring Heroes Foundation, a charity that partners military veterans and first-responders with physicians to help heal traumatic burns, injuries and scars. 
The group’s …
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