Brooklyn Boxer Rises, The New York Times
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Months before Hurricane Sandy, Heather Hardy, 32, of Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn, lost most of her belongings in an apartment fire. The flood—which destroyed her parents’ house, where she’d been living--took almost everything else.
But not her boxing skirt. “I couldn’t get rid of it,” she said. “It was my debut skirt from my first professional fight.”