Capt. Kelly Elmlinger, a cancer survivor and Army nurse, shared a story of resilience and recovery during her battle with cancer with William Beaumont Army Medical Center nurses, April 6.
Growing up, Elmlinger was always athletic. She participated in various high school sports and was even award a scholarship based off her athleticism. But Elmlinger had other plans. In 1998, she enlisted in the Army as a combat medic and deployed three times–twice to Iraq and once to Afghanistan–with the 82nd Airborne Division.