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September 9, 2016 Parade by: Jeryl Brunner

On September 7, 2011, Brad Snyder, a Navy lieutenant serving on an elite bomb-disposal squad in Afghanistan, stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED).

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September 9, 2016 Sporting News by: Marc Lancaster

On Sept. 7, 2012, a year to the day after an improvised explosive device took his sight in Afghanistan, Brad Snyder stood atop a podium in London and heard "The Star Spangled Banner."

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September 9, 2016 ABC News by: Angel Canales

Every time 32-year-old Brad Snyder gets in the water he feels he's in his element.

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September 9, 2016 Sporting News by: Marc Lancaster

Fate has offered Mallory Weggemann every opportunity to quit swimming.

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September 9, 2016 ESPNW by: Pat Borzi

LAKEVILLE, Minn. -- In late December, three months after Mallory Weggemann swims at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, she will be married in Minneapolis. With the help of a wedding planner, Weggemann worked out every detail, including a walk down the aisle that almost certainly will have... Learn more

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September 8, 2016 CBS News by: Jennifer Zabasajja

The Paralympic games have officially begun in Rio de Janeiro.

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September 8, 2016 People by: Julie Mazziotta

At the 2012 Paralympic Games, Mallory Weggemann won gold in the 50-meter freestyle under the S8 classification, just four years after being paralyzed from an epidural injection. Yet two years later she faced another challenge when a freak accident caused permanent nerve damage in her left arm... Learn more

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September 8, 2016 US Magazine by: Cara Sprunk

Five years after losing his eyesight in Afghanistan (the naval lieutenant stepped on an explosive device while trying to help bomb-blast victims), swimmer Brad Snyder is set to add even more Paralympic medals to his collection. Before the three-time medalist hit the pool in Rio de Janeiro,... Learn more

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