Associated Press | June 22, 2015
Danielle Green grew up poor on Chicago's South Side and earned an athletic scholarship to Notre Dame, then joined the Army. She lost her lower left arm in a rocket-propelled grenade attack in Iraq and now serves as a counselor to veterans.
"I hope where they think they might not have a chance, the odds are against them, if they were ever to meet me or read my story, they would have hope and resiliency," Green said, "that they would know if you surround yourself around good mentors, good leaders, good supporters, that you can achieve your dreams."
Green's success as a 5-foot-8 guard for the Notre Dame basketball team from 1995 to 2000 and her work helping veterans as a supervisory readjustment counseling therapist at the South Bend Vet Center led to her selection Tuesday as the recipient of the Pat Tillman Award for Service.
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