15 Apr '18, 1am

The #USArmy helped this Soldier heal; now she helps others in recovery. #ShoutoutSaturday

The #USArmy helped this Soldier heal; now she helps others in recovery. #ShoutoutSaturday

ARLINGTON, Va. -- When Army veteran Monemany Xaysana walks into a room, the first thing you notice is her contagious smile. The Virginia native has a bubbly personality that stands in contrast to the true grit she's shown in showcasing the obstacles life has thrown her way. A few years ago, Xaysana -- who goes by "Mimi" -- was a typical college student: preparing to graduate from George Mason University with a degree in sociology and trying to figure out her next steps. "All I knew was school," Xaysana said. "After I got my bachelors, I was like, 'What do I want to do now?'" Unsure about pursuing the additional education and clinical work required to advance in sociology, Xaysana sought the advice of her boyfriend at the time -- a Marine -- who encouraged her to join military. "I always wanted to help people. So I figured what better way than joining the coolest team ever?...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/article/203181?DMD

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