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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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