Local veteran receives national attention
With her nearly quarter-century of military service behind her, and recovery underway for a traumatic brain injury, Shanda Taylor-Boyd is not slowing down.
The Sammamish resident and mother of three has been busy the last couple of years, touring around the country as a disabled veteran. In 2008, Taylor-Boyd was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury.
The four-year-old injury was sustained in a car accident returning home from work at Joint Base Lewis McCord. Several years later, she has participated in veterans sports clinics, spoken at Veterans Health Research Week in Washington D.C. and told her story in a video that has been featured on various media outlets.