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How I Became A Blind Gold Medalist Swimmer

"Not only can I do it. I can do it well."

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Brad Snyder was in high school when the planes hit the World Trade Center on 9/11.


He decided then and there that he was dedicating his life to making sure that didn't happen again on American soil.

Watch Brad's story here!

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He says it would be foolish to say he dreamed of being a Paralympic. But he had swum competitively since he was 11 years old.


So he started swimming. And although he wasn't the best, he worked hard and slowly but surely got better and better.


Although swimming competitively wasn't his original life plan, it became his way of saying, "It's still me. I'm still the same."


He wanted to show people that not only could he still do the same things he did before, but he could de the well!