Northwest Florida Daily News
By Heather Osbourne
Posted Jul 4, 2017
“I’ve had veterans come up to me and say, ‘Because of you, I didn’t go home and eat a bullet,’ ” Dague said. “It doesn’t matter who you are, that resonates with you.”
Mary Dague talk about the blast which took both her arms when she was serving as an Navy EOD technician in Iraq in 2007. At right is Dague's husband James Cribbett. Devon Ravine/Daily NewsPurple Heart recipient and double-arm amputee Mary Dague said a person’s life can drastically change in the time it takes for a bomb to detonate.
Purple Heart recipient Mary Dague said a person’s life can drastically change in the time it takes for a bomb to detonate. The 32-year-old with rainbow hair and a spunky personality spoke from experience as she recently sat in her Niceville home — and played video games with her toes.
Dague, a former Navy Explosive Ordinance technician, is a double-arm amputee. For the past 10 years, she has dedicated her life to helping combat wounded veterans’ suicidal thoughts and depression by using a combined method of dark humor and her own personal testament.
read more here and great video interview too!