Sen. Tammy Duckworth's discusses childhood poverty, losing her legs in combat, and becoming a U.S. Senator in her new memoir 'Every Day is a Gift.'
In her memoir, "Every Day Is a Gift," Duckworth describes an astonishing life journey. At age 3 or 4 in Bangkok, she ran to check that the family had a store of rice the instant she heard her American father was returning to the United States without her and her Thai Chinese mother. As a teenager in Hawaii, she scavenged pennies and sold roses on the roadside to raise money to buy food for her family.
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