A local veteran recently won gold in pickleball at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games.
After her big win, she is trying to build community and share how sports can help veterans with their mental health.
Lisa Maddox ’89 is an Army veteran from Augusta, Georgia.
She served from 1989-1991, then again from 1997-2004.
“I got to go up to D.C. and got to go to the Arlington National Cemetery and got to the tomb of the unknown soldier, and that changed my life. And following that experience, I wanted to go into the military and serve,” said Maddox.
“It was something that I wanted to do since I was little. I wanted to be a doctor,” said Maddox.
It was during her time at West Point that she developed a nerve condition called complex regional pain syndrome.