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Best Real-Life Superhero 

Stacy Pearsall

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They say she came from Texas, but that could be a cover-up. Every superhero needs a secret identity. Look at the facts: she did three tours in Iraq, earned a Bronze Star for heroic actions under fire, and is a world-class photographer who invests most of her own income into improving the Center for Photography, which directly benefits our local arts community. She’s a mentor for adolescent girls, an artist whose pictures tell the tale of the men and women who serve their country despite the personal cost, and is currently training to participate in the inaugural Wounded Warrior Games, a joint effort of the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Olympic Committee that will benefit active duty service members and veterans who have been injured in combat. Put it all together and the truth is clear: She’s Supergirl, whether she wears the cape or not.

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