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JLL possABILITY: Melissa Stockwell, American Hero & Paralympian

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200 East Randolph Street

44th floor (Think Tank)

Chicago, IL 60601

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For more than 70 years, the Department of Labor has observed October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month”. To help celebrate this important month, we’re excited to welcome guest speaker Melissa Stockwell, an American two-time Paralympian and former U.S. Army Officer, to JLL.



For folks planning to attend the event in person:

Lunch will be provided at 11:30 AM CDT on October, 24th at Aon Center Think Tank, 44th floor


For Virtual attendees:

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Meeting number: 741 091 162

Call-in toll-free number: 1-866-2599955 (US)
Conference Code: 312 702 4747

Join from a video system or application

Dial 741091162@jll.webex.com

*** ALL (AON and REMOTE) ATTENDEES WILL GET possABILITY SWAG ***

About the Speaker:

Melissa Stockwell is an American hero who has triumphed over personal tragedy to achieve greatness. She was the first female soldier to lose a limb in the Iraq war and received the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart for her service. Following her accident, the sport became the road to recovery for Melissa.

In 2008, she became the first Iraqi War Veteran to qualify for the Beijing Paralympics. After Beijing, Melissa turned to the sport of Paratriathlon and is now a three-time World Champion. She was named USA Triathlon’s female Paratriathlete of the Year for two consecutive years and was twice nominated for an ESPY award.

On September 11, 2016, at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Melissa raced in honor of her fellow soldiers and their families who had given the ultimate sacrifice serving and protecting America. After a grueling race, the day ended on the podium, with Melissa as the newly crowned Paralympic Bronze Medalist.

Melissa shares her inspiring story, from the battlefields of Bagdad to the podium on the beach of Rio de Janeiro, in an emotionally powerful presentation that leaves the audience forever changed to see ability, not disability, to maximize what you do have and forget about what you don’t and to apply, as she says, “the amazing power of choice.”



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Chicago, IL 60601

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