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August 1, 2016 USA Today by: Griffin Adams

American Paralympic swimmer Mallory Weggemann was raised in a household where she was told she could make a difference. Every night her father would tell her that she could change the world if she wanted to.

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August 1, 2016 Wilton Bulletin

Over the first weekend of July, visually impaired Navy veteran Brad Snyder qualified to represent Team USA in the Rio Paralympic games with the help of his Fidelco guide dog Gizzy.

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August 1, 2016 AOL.com Editors

We sat down with Paralympic swimmer Mallory Weggemann this week to discuss her preparations for Rio, her new partnership with Hershey's and her amazing life story.

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August 1, 2016 ABC News by: Mallory Sofastaii

Brad Snyder, a Navy veteran, professional swimmer, gold medalist and sponsored athlete qualified for four swimming events in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio. He's also completely blind.

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August 1, 2016 Refinery 29 by: LILLI PETERSEN

Mallory Weggemann never planned on being an Olympian.

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June 25, 2016 By Samantha Bresnahan, for CNN

The fitness and recreation center on the campus of Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland, sits nearly empty. It's just before 6am on a Wednesday morning, and you won't find many college students awake at this time.

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June 16, 2016 New York Post By: By Raquel Laneri

While on tour in Afghanistan dismantling bombs for the Navy five years ago, Brad Snyder sustained multiple facial wounds and lost his eyesight in a mine explosion.

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June 16, 2016 US Magazine By: Cara Sprunk

A lot can change in a year, as Paralympic swimmer Brad Snyder knows. He was a lieutenant in the Navy, serving in Afghanistan in September 2011, when he lost both of his eyes after stepping on an explosive device while trying to help victims of another bomb blast.

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