Dinah Cohen: Helping Wounded Veterans Re-Enter the Workforce
(credit: US Army) Philippi, W. Va. native, Sgt. John Hoxie, Co. C, 1st Battalion 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, watches Soldiers run by during the division run that kicked off the 82nd Airborne Division'
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Cohen struggled with a congenital heart disease at a young age and the experience has made a difference in her work, she said. , said of her own adversity: “Growing up with my own disabilities, I am inspired to make sure others can succeed in their chosen careers as I have.”
She is especially fulfilled by the direct and positive impact on people.
“The reason I stay so engaged and so passionate about what I do is customer service. When I go out, I will meet some of my customers and they let me know the impact we have been able to make on their lives. It’s what makes each day special,” Cohen said.
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