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Iraq Veteran's Father Becomes Hospital Fixture

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Iraq Veteran's Father Becomes Hospital Fixture

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Iraq Veteran's Father Becomes Hospital Fixture

Iraq Veteran's Father Becomes Hospital Fixture

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Joshua Sparling lost a leg after he was injured by an improvised explosive device in Iraq in 2005. Since then, he has undergone almost 40 surgeries and has more scheduled in the coming months.

Josh's father, Michael Sparling, left his job to care for his son and began offering support to soldiers and their families at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Sparling talks with Anthony Brooks.