Etaine Raphael & Adele Levine

Recorded May 25, 2018 Archived May 25, 2018 02:32 minutes
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Id: APP498417


During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, over 1600 men and women lost hands, arms, legs, and feet in battle.

For nearly a decade, Adele Levine and Etaine Raphael worked side by side to ensure those soldiers would be able to navigate life after their injuries. The two women were civilian physical therapists at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in the Washington, D.C. area. Both Etaine and Adele left Walter Reed in 2014. Today, Adele continues work as a physical therapist at a Maryland hospital, while Etaine has found new work as a preschool teacher. Produced by StoryCorps. Originally aired May 25, 2018, on NPR’s Morning Edition.


  • Adele Levine
  • Etaine Raphael