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"More Than Me" A women's conference features the wife of an Army officer who lost his vision

Posted at 5:04 PM, Jan 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-18 19:06:17-05

BOISE — Sometimes the families of military members get overlooked, but they end up serving and making sacrifices like their soldiers and nobody knows that better than Tiffany Smiley.

Tiffany Smiley is a dedicated wife and a mother of three but that doesn't define her, not anymore, Tiffany will host the "More Than Me" women's conference in Boise on Saturday.

Tiffany Smiley's world changed forever in 2005 when she got a call at 3:00 a.m.

Her husband Scott, who was an Army officer got blown up by a suicide vehicle in Iraq, Scott would lose vision in both of his eyes.

"In that moment the world freezes and not only did Scotty's world blow up into a million pieces, but mine did as well," said Smiley.

The long road to recovery included many different obstacles and challenges that Scott and Tiffany would overcome together, Tiffany wouldn't give up on Scott's U.S. Army career.

Scott was the first officer in the army to serve while being blind, he finished an Ironman and he wrote a book.

Tiffany is a motivational speaker who travels the country and from 10-4 she will host a women's conference to empower, encourage and support women at the CW Penthouse in downtown Boise.

For more information on the event click here.

The video goes into more detail about the adversity Tiffany faced in supporting Scott after his tragic injury.